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6th Aug '17 4:54:17 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Film/ThePrettyOne'', Laurel attempts this after her sister, Audrey, dies in an accident, and a mixup ensures that everyone thinks Laurel was the one who died.

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* In ''Film/ThePrettyOne'', Laurel attempts this after her sister, Audrey, dies in an accident, accident and a mixup ensures that everyone thinks Laurel was the one who died.



* Laurel in ''Film/ThePrettyOne'' attempts one when Audrey dies and Laurel is mistaken for her. Several people in Audrey's life know that something is definitely wrong, but they're not sure what.
6th Aug '17 4:52:35 PM DrFraud
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* Cynthia Blair has a young adult series with food-themed titles where twins Susan and Christine Pratt switch places for various reasons.
31st Jul '17 5:53:32 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Twin Switch plot was used in one of the Literature/HerculePoirot novels, more exactly [[spoiler: ''Elephants can remember''.]]

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* The Twin Switch plot was used in one of the Literature/HerculePoirot novels, more exactly [[spoiler: ''Elephants can remember''.remember'': the mentally broken Dorothea/Dolly fatally wounds her twin sister Margaret/Molly, and in her last words Molly convinces her husband to keep the secret of her death and make Dolly ([[SiblingTriangle who loved him]]) pass as her. He does, but some time later, he goes the MurderSuicide way on Dolly and himself.]]
29th Jul '17 3:29:02 PM ryanswan2
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

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-->-- '''Stan Pines''' ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
16th Jul '17 1:11:00 PM Vilui
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''Literature/HarryPotter''--[[TricksterTwins Fred and George]]'s EstablishingCharacterMoment was taking advantage of their mother being distracted for a quick gag:
-->'''Mrs. Weasley:''' Fred, you next.
-->'''Twin #1:'''
often switch places. Parodied amusingly [[http://slinkers.deviantart.com/art/Name-Swappery-72642476 in this strip]] on deviantart.
1st Jul '17 7:38:57 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "Toads and Tiaras", when Lola breaks her leg right before a beauty pageant Lincoln coaches Lana to fill in for her behind Lola's back.



* Television shows have been known to hire twins to play a single child character (like the [[Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on Series/FullHouse) to get around child labor restrictions and have a backup if one is cranky or sick.

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* Television shows have been known to hire twins to play a single child character (like the [[Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on Series/FullHouse) ''Series/FullHouse'') to get around child labor restrictions and have a backup if one is cranky or sick.
21st Jun '17 4:38:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->-- '''Stanley Pines''', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''

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-->-- '''Stanley Pines''', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
19th Jun '17 7:25:34 PM jormis29
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* A premise of separated twins was used in the Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin film ''Big Business'', and much earlier in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film ''Our Relations''.

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* A premise of separated twins was used in the Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin Creator/BetteMidler[=/=]Creator/LilyTomlin film ''Big Business'', ''Film/{{Big Business|1988}}'', and much earlier in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film ''Our Relations''.''Film/OurRelations''.
14th Jun '17 9:37:11 PM nombretomado
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* A sinister version of this occurs in the season one finale of ''TheWorstWitch'' television series, where Miss Cackle's evil twin "Agatha" locks her sister in a cupboard and proceeds to masquerade as her to launch her revenge against Cackle's Academy.

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* A sinister version of this occurs in the season one finale of ''TheWorstWitch'' ''Series/TheWorstWitch'' television series, where Miss Cackle's evil twin "Agatha" locks her sister in a cupboard and proceeds to masquerade as her to launch her revenge against Cackle's Academy.
8th Jun '17 6:23:28 PM Synchronicity
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* The end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' contains a rather complicated example of a Twin Switch. After discovering that [[spoiler:innocent nun Iris, who looks identical to Phoenix's murderous ex-girlfriend Dahlia,]] is actually [[spoiler:Dahlia's twin sister]] you assume that they were pulling off a Twin Switch as part of [[spoiler:their plan to murder the victim, Elise Deauxnim.]] By the end of the case, it turns out that [[spoiler:Iris had really been part of the plan to ''foil'' Dahlia's murder plot, which had actually been directed at Maya Fey.]] At the end though, the story drops one more bomb -- [[spoiler: the ''real'' Twin Switch had taken place 5 years earlier, when Phoenix had supposedly been going out with Dahlia. Iris had switched with Dahlia during almost her entire relationship with Phoenix, to keep Dahlia from killing him and had subsequently fallen in love with Phoenix -- meaning that she was the one that Phoenix had really loved all along. Which provides a much better reason for why Phoenix -- who is not normally portrayed as being quite ''that'' stupid -- had been so stubborn in refusing to believe that "Dahlia" never really loved him during the trial 5 years earlier.]] But wait, that's not all! [[spoiler:Midway through the case, Dahlia (resurrected by Maya for reasons that really take too long to explain) swaps place with Iris locking her in a cell, which was convenient considering Iris was the one everyone was relying on to open the cell, meaning if she hadn't been called to the witness stand, the real Iris would have died while her sister used her position to seal her case.]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
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The end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' contains a rather complicated example of a Twin Switch. After discovering that [[spoiler:innocent innocent nun Iris, who looks identical to Phoenix's murderous ex-girlfriend Dahlia,]] Dahlia, is actually [[spoiler:Dahlia's Dahlia's twin sister]] sister you assume that they were pulling off a Twin Switch as part of [[spoiler:their their plan to murder the victim, Elise Deauxnim.]] Deauxnim. By the end of the case, it turns out that [[spoiler:Iris had really been part of the plan to ''foil'' Dahlia's murder plot, which had actually been directed at Maya Fey.]] At the end though, the story drops one more bomb -- [[spoiler: the ''real'' Twin Switch had taken place 5 years earlier, when Phoenix had supposedly been going out with Dahlia. Iris had switched with Dahlia during almost her entire relationship with Phoenix, to keep Dahlia from killing him and had subsequently fallen in love with Phoenix -- meaning that she was the one that Phoenix had really loved all along. Which provides a much better reason for why Phoenix -- who is not normally portrayed as being quite ''that'' stupid -- had been so stubborn in refusing to believe that "Dahlia" never really loved him during the trial 5 years earlier.]] But wait, that's not all! [[spoiler:Midway through the case, Dahlia (resurrected by Maya for reasons that really take too long to explain) swaps place with Iris locking her in a cell, which was convenient considering Iris was the one everyone was relying on to open the cell, meaning if she hadn't been called to the witness stand, the real Iris would have died while her sister used her position to seal her case.]]]]
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'': [[spoiler: Queen Ga'ran]] occasionally has her sister [[spoiler: Queen Amara, whom the public thinks is dead,]] impersonate her when needed.
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