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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Leo takes the place of his [[HalfIdenticalTwins twin sister Luna]] for the first duel of the Fortune Cup. He does a ''terrible'' impression of his sister, and his opponent is not fooled.
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBwJrc_-ns an interview with Jimmy Kimmel,]] actor RamiMalek admitted to having recited a Greek monologue to help his twin brother Sami score extra points for an exam.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBwJrc_-ns an interview with Jimmy Kimmel,]] actor RamiMalek Creator/RamiMalek admitted to having recited a Greek monologue to help his twin brother Sami score extra points for an exam.
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBwJrc_-ns an interview with Jimmy Kimmel,]] actor RamiMalek admitted to having recited a Greek monologue to help his twin brother Sami score extra points for an exam.
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** In {{TNA}}, Kurt would do this trick with MixedMartialArts fighter Frank Trigg, who looks similar to him.
* The Dudley Boyz did a complete parody of this with Bubba Ray and Devon doing the switch in the middle of matches while the then commissioner Wrestling/PaulHeyman claimed he couldn't tell the difference. Aside from at least a 50 pound difference, one is black and the other is white.

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** In {{TNA}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Kurt would do this trick with MixedMartialArts fighter Frank Trigg, who looks similar to him.
* The Dudley Boyz Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz did a complete parody of this with Bubba Ray and Devon doing the switch in the middle of matches while the then commissioner Wrestling/PaulHeyman claimed he couldn't tell the difference. Aside from at least a 50 pound difference, one is black and the other is white.
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->''Do a pretty good impression of my brother, don't I? Switch clothes and no-one can tell us apart.''
-->--'''Stanley Pines''', [[spoiler:to Bill Cipher]], ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
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* The subject of a ''WesternAnimation/FreakyStories'' story is a pair of PolarOppositeTwins who go to such extreme lengths with this that they essentially live their lives as one person, using their combined different interests and abilities to add up to one seemingly perfect person.
20th Jun '16 8:50:02 AM Pilomotor
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses this as a very interesting way to further Shion's plot. The idea is first shown as playful, but as the plot furthers, it slowly becomes more horrific, to the point that [[spoiler: Shion uses it to fool everyone into thinking she's Mion so that she can continue her bloody rampage without her or Mion being suspected]].

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses this as a very interesting way to further Shion's plot. The idea is first shown as playful, but as the plot furthers, it slowly becomes more horrific, to the point that [[spoiler: Shion uses it to fool everyone into thinking she's Mion so that she can continue her bloody rampage without her or Mion being suspected]].suspected. When Keichi eventually figures part of it out, she gets him to believe that it had been ''Mion'' impersonating ''Shion'', then murders Mion, hides her body, and locks herself in Mion's cell so the police won't realize she's the culprit until after she finishes her plans]].
13th Jun '16 11:41:58 PM Dravencour
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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].

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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that Johan, the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the history of the other twin's history.twin, Nina. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', with the Hitachiin twins. The fact that Haruhi could tell them apart (rather easily, so it would seem) is what causes their attraction and respect for her.
** The Hitachiins pull this particular move quite cruelly in a flashback, proving that they were way bigger [[JerkAss jerkasses]] before Tamaki befriended them; they switch places to mess with a girl who has a crush on one of them, prove that she can't actually tell them apart, give her an absolutely crushing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for accidently treating them as interchangeable (which brings her to tears), then rip up her love letter and brush her off. Of course, this is more lashing out in frustration about their isolation and identity issues than because they're actually mean.
** At one point in the anime, [[IdenticalTwinIDTag they dye their hair different colors so they won't be mistaken fo each other...]] Then switch whose hair is which color the next day.
* Identical characters switching places are a major plot point in two ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series:
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' had Dianna Soriel and Kihel Heim periodically switching places. Dianna originally seemed to do it as a practical joke on her attendants (being Queen doesn't give you too many chances to have fun), but it ends up going a bit far when they are separated by a war. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, they switch again, with Kihel ruling the Moonrace while Dianna settles down in peace with Loran.]]
** ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' has a much darker take, with Casval Rem Deikun and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele the real Char Aznable]], who look identical except for their eye color. Casval, knowing the Zabi family is planning to assassinate him and correctly guessing they'll plant a bomb on the commercial space flight the boys are taking to military school, plants a gun on Char so spaceport security will detain him, then "generously" offers to switch places, thus becoming the Char we all know and love while the real one's remains are scattered through outer space.
* Subverted with Kagami and Tsukasa in ''Manga/LuckyStar''. On Konata's advice, Kagami temporarily unbinds her hair, while Tsukasa dons her sister's ribbons for her own GirlishPigtails. Kagami (whose hair is longer to begin with) looks even more mature and...rather pretty. Tsukasa (whose hair is short) just looks even more childish.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses this as a very interesting way to further Shion's plot. The idea is first shown as playful, but as the plot furthers, it slowly becomes more horrific, to the point that [[spoiler: Shion uses it to fool everyone into thinking she's Mion so that she can continue her bloody rampage without her or Mion being suspected]].
* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
* Michio Yuki and his older brother in ''Manga/{{MW}}''. After the death of [[spoiler:Michio]], his brother makes an evil grin to the viewers, concluding that it is none other than [[spoiler:Michio himself]], and that [[spoiler:his brother was the one who got shot by Minch, not him]].

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Taken to an incredibly cruel length with [[spoiler: Ayato Naoi and his twin brother]] in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. [[spoiler: His father made him switch with his twin after the Hitachiin twins. The fact that Haruhi could tell them apart (rather easily, twin died because his brother was more successful. [[MonsterSobStory This is part of the reason Naoi's so it would seem) screwed up.]]]]
* This
is basically what causes their attraction kick-starts the plot of ''Manga/{{Arisa}}'', in which [[PolarOppositeTwins Tsubasa and respect for her.
** The Hitachiins pull this particular move quite cruelly in a flashback, proving that they were way bigger [[JerkAss jerkasses]] before Tamaki befriended them; they
Arisa]] decide to switch places to mess with for a girl who has a crush on one of them, prove day and Tsubasa learns that she can't actually tell them apart, give her an absolutely crushing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for accidently treating them as interchangeable (which brings her to tears), then rip up her love letter sister has been keeping some very dark secrets...
* Sae
and brush her off. Of course, this is more lashing out in frustration about their isolation Yumi from ''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou'' occasionally do this.
* PlayedForDrama
and possibly deconstructed in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''. [[spoiler: When Francis Harcourt is mistaken as Black Rose, he refuses to discard his identity issues than because they're actually mean.
** At one point in the anime, [[IdenticalTwinIDTag they dye their hair different colors so they won't be mistaken fo each other...]] Then switch whose hair is which color the next day.
* Identical characters switching places are a major plot point in two ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series:
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' had Dianna Soriel
and Kihel Heim periodically switching places. Dianna originally seemed fully intends to do it pay for his older twin Keith's acts as a practical joke on her attendants (being Queen doesn't give you too many chances GentlemanThief. This is seen as a sign of Francis's [[HeroicBSOD current mental/emotional unstability]], however, and not to have fun), but it ends up going a bit far when they are separated mention Keith himself is '''extremely''' disturbed and distressed by a war. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, they switch again, with Kihel ruling the Moonrace while Dianna settles down in peace with Loran.prospect, as it prolongues a behavior pattern that Francis has been showing ever since childhood ([[MartyrwithoutACause blame himself for any screw up Keith commited]] [[TakingTheheat and telling others he had done it instead]]).]]
** ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' has * Hideyoshi from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The guy is so girly all he needs to do is swap into a much darker take, with Casval Rem Deikun school girl uniform, take off a hairpin, and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele change his voice a bit and he'll look/act the real Char Aznable]], who look identical except for their eye color. Casval, knowing the Zabi family is planning same way as his twin sister Yuuko. [[spoiler: He's so good he was able to assassinate him make Class C believe "Yuuko" was degrading them and correctly guessing they'll plant a bomb on the commercial space flight the boys are taking got Class C to military school, plants a gun on Char so spaceport security will detain him, then "generously" offers to attack Class A in episode 12!]]
** Later in episode 3 of season 2, both Hideyoshi and Yuuko
switch places, thus becoming the Char we all know and love while the real one's remains are scattered through outer space.
* Subverted with Kagami and Tsukasa in ''Manga/LuckyStar''. On Konata's advice, Kagami temporarily unbinds her hair, while Tsukasa dons her sister's ribbons for her own GirlishPigtails. Kagami (whose hair is longer to begin with) looks even more mature and...rather pretty. Tsukasa (whose hair is short) just looks even more childish.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses
this as a very interesting way to further Shion's plot. The idea is first shown as playful, but as the plot furthers, it slowly becomes more horrific, to the point that [[spoiler: Shion uses it to fool everyone into thinking she's Mion so that she can continue her bloody rampage without her or Mion being suspected]].
* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree,
time on purpose, and it's thought that the kid would grow end up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make making things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
* Michio Yuki and his older brother in ''Manga/{{MW}}''. After the death of [[spoiler:Michio]], his brother makes an evil grin to the viewers, concluding that it is none other than [[spoiler:Michio himself]], and that [[spoiler:his brother was the one who got shot by Minch, not him]].
worse for each other.



* 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]].
* The manga series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', which is RIFE with TomatoInTheMirror moments, involves at least one classic Twin Switch...of the distinctly unfunny, taking-my-dead-brother's-place type with [[spoiler: Fai and Yuui]].
** The omake-verse includes a lighter variant: during a treasure hunt featuring one of the twins in question [[YaoiGuys and a "friend" of his]], there is a black out, and when the lights go back on the twins are swapped. The second twin is later revealed to be the actual prize of the treasure hunt, having gone off to Italy years prior and just now returning in secret to his brother.
* The [[spoiler: Kisarazu]] twins accidentally pull one in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. [[spoiler: Mizuki came to recruit Ryou, but took Atsushi instead with him for mistake. When he found out, he gave Atsushi an ImportantHaircut.]]

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* Tragic example in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': After Hiashi Hyuuga killed During the SportsFestival of ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' one of Mikoto's clones (10032) is mistaken for her, and dragged into a ninja(who game of tag that Mikoto herself was a visiting delegate for another hidden village) for trying to kidnap his daughter, Hinata, late for. Mikoto lets 10032 play around, since 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 clone hasn't had anything resembling a way normal life until then. She also does surprisingly well; her opponents use tactics designed to save his brother, prevent a war and [[ScrewDestiny choose his own destiny]].
* The manga series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', which is RIFE with TomatoInTheMirror moments, involves at least one classic Twin Switch...of the distinctly unfunny, taking-my-dead-brother's-place type with [[spoiler: Fai and Yuui]].
** The omake-verse includes a lighter variant: during a treasure hunt featuring
fight one of the twins most powerful espers in question [[YaoiGuys and Academy City, not a "friend" of his]], there is a black out, and when the lights go back on the twins are swapped. The second twin is later revealed to be the actual prize of the treasure hunt, having gone off to Italy years prior and just now returning in secret to his brother.
* The [[spoiler: Kisarazu]] twins accidentally pull one in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. [[spoiler: Mizuki came to recruit Ryou, but took Atsushi instead
clone with him for mistake. When he found out, he gave Atsushi an ImportantHaircut.]]high-level military training and experience from over ten thousand battles.



* Sae and Yumi from ''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou'' occasionally do this.
* An episode of ''DNAngel'' has twin sisters Risa and Riku Harada pulling this off, and almost being found out.

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* Sae and Yumi from ''Manga/AsatteNoHoukou'' occasionally do this.
* An episode of ''DNAngel'' ''Manga/DNAngel'' has twin sisters Risa and Riku Harada pulling this off, and almost being found out.



* ''Manga/{{Diece}}'': Like all the other counterparts, Yuki and Ruka aren't related, but they do look exactly alike. Ruka impersonates Yuki for several chapters, with the intent of murdering his friends. Sion can tell what's happened, but does nothing; by the time Kazuki figures it out, he's already [[HeelFaceTurn befriended Ruka]]. So that didn't work out as planned.



* In ''Manga/{{Touch}},'' Tatsuya impersonates his brother a few times, once taking his place on the baseball team when Kazuya is injured (as Kazuya is a star pitcher and Tatsuya is not [[spoiler:yet]], the idea was never for him to actually play; just to keep their players' morale up and the opposing team intimidated). At least one other time he pretends to be Kazuya to try and pick up girls, only to be scolded by Minami.
** Tatsuya even manages to ''successfully'' pull this once after [[spoiler: Kazuya dies. Koutarou was not amused]].
* Mixed with IdenticalStranger in ''WeissKreuz''. [[spoiler: Sakura Tomoe, a NaiveEverygirl who looks a ''lot'' like her crush Ran's [[IllGirl comatose]] younger sister, stashes Aya in a closet when some people come to kidnap her and takes her place. Her kidnapper, Schuldig, was ''not'' amused.]]
* Hideyoshi from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The guy is so girly all he needs to do is swap into a school girl uniform, take off a hairpin, and change his voice a bit and he'll look/act the same way as his twin sister Yuuko. [[spoiler: He's so good he was able to make Class C believe "Yuuko" was degrading them and got Class C to attack Class A in episode 12!]]
** Later in episode 3 of season 2, both Hideyoshi and Yuuko switch places, this time on purpose, and end up making things worse for each other.

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* In ''Manga/{{Touch}},'' Tatsuya impersonates his brother Identical characters switching places are a few times, once taking his place major plot point in two ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series:
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' had Dianna Soriel and Kihel Heim periodically switching places. Dianna originally seemed to do it as a practical joke
on the baseball team her attendants (being Queen doesn't give you too many chances to have fun), but it ends up going a bit far when Kazuya is injured (as Kazuya is they are separated by a star pitcher and Tatsuya is not [[spoiler:yet]], war. [[spoiler:At the idea was never for him to actually play; just to keep their players' morale up and end of the opposing team intimidated). At least one other time he pretends to be Kazuya to try and pick up girls, only to be scolded by Minami.
** Tatsuya even manages to ''successfully'' pull this once after [[spoiler: Kazuya dies. Koutarou was not amused]].
* Mixed
series, they switch again, with IdenticalStranger Kihel ruling the Moonrace while Dianna settles down in ''WeissKreuz''. [[spoiler: Sakura Tomoe, a NaiveEverygirl who looks a ''lot'' like her crush Ran's [[IllGirl comatose]] younger sister, stashes Aya in a closet when some people come to kidnap her and takes her place. Her kidnapper, Schuldig, was ''not'' amused.peace with Loran.]]
* Hideyoshi from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The guy is so girly all he needs to do is swap into ** ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' has a school girl uniform, take off a hairpin, much darker take, with Casval Rem Deikun and change his voice a bit [[TheRealRemingtonSteele the real Char Aznable]], who look identical except for their eye color. Casval, knowing the Zabi family is planning to assassinate him and he'll look/act correctly guessing they'll plant a bomb on the same way as his twin sister Yuuko. [[spoiler: He's commercial space flight the boys are taking to military school, plants a gun on Char so good he was able spaceport security will detain him, then "generously" offers to make Class C believe "Yuuko" was degrading them and got Class C to attack Class A in episode 12!]]
** Later in episode 3 of season 2, both Hideyoshi and Yuuko
switch places, thus becoming the Char we all know and love while the real one's remains are scattered through outer space.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses
this time on purpose, and end up making things worse for each other.as a very interesting way to further Shion's plot. The idea is first shown as playful, but as the plot furthers, it slowly becomes more horrific, to the point that [[spoiler: Shion uses it to fool everyone into thinking she's Mion so that she can continue her bloody rampage without her or Mion being suspected]].



* Taken to an incredibly cruel length with [[spoiler: Ayato Naoi and his twin brother]] in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. [[spoiler: His father made him switch with his twin after the twin died because his brother was more successful. [[MonsterSobStory This is part of the reason Naoi's so screwed up.]]]]
* PlayedForDrama and possibly deconstructed in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''. [[spoiler: When Francis Harcourt is mistaken as Black Rose, he refuses to discard his identity and fully intends to pay for his older twin Keith's acts as a GentlemanThief. This is seen as a sign of Francis's [[HeroicBSOD current mental/emotional unstability]], however, and not to mention Keith himself is '''extremely''' disturbed and distressed by the prospect, as it prolongues a behavior pattern that Francis has been showing ever since childhood ([[MartyrwithoutACause blame himself for any screw up Keith commited]] [[TakingTheheat and telling others he had done it instead]]).]]
* This is basically what kick-starts the plot of ''Manga/{{Arisa}}'', in which [[PolarOppositeTwins Tsubasa and Arisa]] decide to switch places for a day and Tsubasa learns that her sister has been keeping some very dark secrets...
* ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'': Kou and Tsukiko entered Samurai High School by posing as each other. They occasionally switched back whenever Tsukiko wanted to go on a date with her crush or watch her idol.
* During the SportsFestival of ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' one of Mikoto's clones (10032) is mistaken for her, and dragged into a game of tag that Mikoto herself was late for. Mikoto lets 10032 play around, since the clone hasn't had anything resembling a normal life until then. She also does surprisingly well; her opponents use tactics designed to fight one of the most powerful espers in Academy City, not a clone with high-level military training and experience from over ten thousand battles.
* ''Manga/{{Diece}}'': Like all the other counterparts, Yuki and Ruka aren't related, but they do look exactly alike. Ruka impersonates Yuki for several chapters, with the intent of murdering his friends. Sion can tell what's happened, but does nothing; by the time Kazuki figures it out, he's already [[HeelFaceTurn befriended Ruka]]. So that didn't work out as planned.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', May and Jesse would wind up accidentally getting their Wurmple swapped, and the twerps have to track down Team Rocket to return the Wurmple to their rightful trainers.



* Subverted with Kagami and Tsukasa in ''Manga/LuckyStar''. On Konata's advice, Kagami temporarily unbinds her hair, while Tsukasa dons her sister's ribbons for her own GirlishPigtails. Kagami (whose hair is longer to begin with) looks even more mature and...rather pretty. Tsukasa (whose hair is short) just looks even more childish.
* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
* Michio Yuki and his older brother in ''Manga/{{MW}}''. After the death of [[spoiler:Michio]], his brother makes an evil grin to the viewers, concluding that it is none other than [[spoiler:Michio himself]], and that [[spoiler:his brother was the one who got shot by Minch, not him]].
* 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]].
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', with the Hitachiin twins. The fact that Haruhi could tell them apart (rather easily, so it would seem) is what causes their attraction and respect for her.
** The Hitachiins pull this particular move quite cruelly in a flashback, proving that they were way bigger [[JerkAss jerkasses]] before Tamaki befriended them; they switch places to mess with a girl who has a crush on one of them, prove that she can't actually tell them apart, give her an absolutely crushing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for accidently treating them as interchangeable (which brings her to tears), then rip up her love letter and brush her off. Of course, this is more lashing out in frustration about their isolation and identity issues than because they're actually mean.
** At one point in the anime, [[IdenticalTwinIDTag they dye their hair different colors so they won't be mistaken fo each other...]] Then switch whose hair is which color the next day.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', May and Jesse would wind up accidentally getting their Wurmple swapped, and the twerps have to track down Team Rocket to return the Wurmple to their rightful trainers.
* The [[spoiler: Kisarazu]] twins accidentally pull one in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. [[spoiler: Mizuki came to recruit Ryou, but took Atsushi instead with him for mistake. When he found out, he gave Atsushi an ImportantHaircut.]]
* ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'': Kou and Tsukiko entered Samurai High School by posing as each other. They occasionally switched back whenever Tsukiko wanted to go on a date with her crush or watch her idol.
* In ''Manga/{{Touch}},'' Tatsuya impersonates his brother a few times, once taking his place on the baseball team when Kazuya is injured (as Kazuya is a star pitcher and Tatsuya is not [[spoiler:yet]], the idea was never for him to actually play; just to keep their players' morale up and the opposing team intimidated). At least one other time he pretends to be Kazuya to try and pick up girls, only to be scolded by Minami.
** Tatsuya even manages to ''successfully'' pull this once after [[spoiler: Kazuya dies. Koutarou was not amused]].
* The manga series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', which is RIFE with TomatoInTheMirror moments, involves at least one classic Twin Switch...of the distinctly unfunny, taking-my-dead-brother's-place type with [[spoiler: Fai and Yuui]].
** The omake-verse includes a lighter variant: during a treasure hunt featuring one of the twins in question [[YaoiGuys and a "friend" of his]], there is a black out, and when the lights go back on the twins are swapped. The second twin is later revealed to be the actual prize of the treasure hunt, having gone off to Italy years prior and just now returning in secret to his brother.
* Mixed with IdenticalStranger in ''WeissKreuz''. [[spoiler: Sakura Tomoe, a NaiveEverygirl who looks a ''lot'' like her crush Ran's [[IllGirl comatose]] younger sister, stashes Aya in a closet when some people come to kidnap her and takes her place. Her kidnapper, Schuldig, was ''not'' amused.]]



* Both Donald and Douglas, and Bill and Ben on ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' have impersonated each other at times.
** Except Donald and Douglas only did it in the original novels. The TV adaptation of the story "The Missing Coach", in which this trope is a major plot point, was filmed, but Britt Allcroft ultimately cancelled the episode because younger audiences would find the plot "too complicated", and replaced the episode with "Thomas, Percy, and the Coal". Pictures of the episode have surfaced on the internet over the past decade.

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* Both Donald and Douglas, and Bill and Ben A nasty example on ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' have impersonated each other at times.
** Except Donald and Douglas only did it
''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Jackie Subtract, a DiabolicalMastermind in the original novels. The TV adaptation of the story "The Missing Coach", in which this trope is show's RoguesGallery, had a major plot point, twin named Aiden. Aiden was filmed, but Britt Allcroft ultimately cancelled the episode because younger audiences would find the plot "too complicated", and replaced the episode a harmless GadgeteerGenius who wanted nothing to do with "Thomas, Percy, his brother's criminal life. Unfortunately, Jackie decides he's going to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] by killing his twin and the Coal". Pictures of the episode have surfaced on the internet over the past decade.stealing Aiden's identity.



* Four times the [[HilarityEnsues fun]] with the titular WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}} in the 2003 cartoon, where they all stood in for the same turtle while trying to teach a one-time character named Arnold how to be a ninja. [[spoiler:The twist is that the character was actually a child-Casey Jones - his real first name is Arnold. Arnold Casey Jones.]]
** Which doesn't work out as well as you'd think, since in the 2003 series each turtle had a unique skintone and facial features. Arnold even comments that there's something different about them each time.
* A nasty example on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Jackie Subtract, a DiabolicalMastermindin the show's RoguesGallery, had a twin named Aiden. Aiden was a harmless GadgeteerGenius who wanted nothing to do with his brother's criminal life. Unfortunately, Jackie decides he's going to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] by killing his twin and stealing Aiden's identity.

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* Four times In the [[HilarityEnsues fun]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' episode "Return of Cassandra", HotWitch Cassandra Cross' EvilTwin Lilith imprisons her sister and impersonates her as part of one of Doctor Terror's schemes. It's not a perfect impersonation -- viewers who saw "That Old Black Magic" will immediately notice that "Cassandra" is acting a bit different and that her magic is red instead of blue.
* On ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the twins Ida and Ada do this as their Halloween costumes in "Frankie's Perfect Pumpkin."
* Bender attempts this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He falls in love with a fem-bot named Anglene, and later finds out that she was once married to Flexo, another robot nearly identical to himself. He suspects that Anglene is still secretly in love with Flexo, so he poses as Flexo and invites her out on a date. Bender (as Flexo) tries very hard to seduce her, and she finally comes around after believing that her ex has truly changed. Then Bender reveals himself, calling her a cheater (despite her loving Bender even through his disguise), and she winds up back together
with the titular WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}} in real Flexo.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has [[spoiler: Stanley Pines, known by Grunkle Stan to
the 2003 cartoon, where audience took his twin brother Stanford's identity 30 years ago after the latter was accidentally pushed into his portal. Stanley took his identity so he could continue living in his brother's home and so he could work on getting the portal machine running. As Stanford was born with six fingers, and they all stood in for weren't identical twins, he was only able to do this because Stanford was reclusive and secretive so few of the same turtle while trying to teach Gravity Falls townspeople had gotten a one-time character named Arnold how to be a ninja. [[spoiler:The twist is that the character was actually a child-Casey Jones - his real first name is Arnold. Arnold Casey Jones.close look at him.]]
** Which doesn't work out as well as you'd think, since in In the 2003 series each turtle had a unique skintone final episode, [[spoiler: when [[BigBad Bill]] threatens to kill Dipper and facial features. Arnold even comments that there's something different about them each time.
* A nasty example on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Jackie Subtract, a DiabolicalMastermindin
Mabel unless Ford indulges the show's RoguesGallery, had a twin named Aiden. Aiden was a harmless GadgeteerGenius who wanted nothing equation needed for Bill's forces to do escape Gravity Falls, Ford switches places with his brother's criminal life. Unfortunately, Jackie decides he's going Stan in order to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] by killing his twin trick Bill into entering Stan's mind so they can erase Bill along with Stan's memories.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Tortoise Beats Hare", Cecil Turtle
and stealing Aiden's identity.nine identical relatives pull this on Bugs Bunny "all through the picture".



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has [[spoiler: Stanley Pines, known by Grunkle Stan to the audience took his twin brother Stanford's identity 30 years ago after the latter was accidentally pushed into his portal. Stanley took his identity so he could continue living in his brother's home and so he could work on getting the portal machine running. As Stanford was born with six fingers, and they weren't identical twins, he was only able to do this because Stanford was reclusive and secretive so few of the Gravity Falls townspeople had gotten a close look at him.]]
** In the final episode, [[spoiler: when [[BigBad Bill]] threatens to kill Dipper and Mabel unless Ford indulges the equation needed for Bill's forces to escape Gravity Falls, Ford switches places with Stan in order to trick Bill into entering Stan's mind so they can erase Bill along with Stan's memories.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' episode "Return of Cassandra", HotWitch Cassandra Cross' EvilTwin Lilith imprisons her sister and impersonates her as part of one of Doctor Terror's schemes. It's not a perfect impersonation -- viewers who saw "That Old Black Magic" will immediately notice that "Cassandra" is acting a bit different and that her magic is red instead of blue.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Tortoise Beats Hare", Cecil Turtle and nine identical relatives pull this on Bugs Bunny "all through the picture".
* Bender attempts this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. He falls in love with a fem-bot named Anglene, and later finds out that she was once married to Flexo, another robot nearly identical to himself. He suspects that Anglene is still secretly in love with Flexo, so he poses as Flexo and invites her out on a date. Bender (as Flexo) tries very hard to seduce her, and she finally comes around after believing that her ex has truly changed. Then Bender reveals himself, calling her a cheater (despite her loving Bender even through his disguise), and she winds up back together with the real Flexo.



* Four times the [[HilarityEnsues fun]] with the titular WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}} in the 2003 cartoon, where they all stood in for the same turtle while trying to teach a one-time character named Arnold how to be a ninja. [[spoiler:The twist is that the character was actually a child-Casey Jones - his real first name is Arnold. Arnold Casey Jones.]]
** Which doesn't work out as well as you'd think, since in the 2003 series each turtle had a unique skintone and facial features. Arnold even comments that there's something different about them each time.
* Both Donald and Douglas, and Bill and Ben on ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' have impersonated each other at times.
** Except Donald and Douglas only did it in the original novels. The TV adaptation of the story "The Missing Coach", in which this trope is a major plot point, was filmed, but Britt Allcroft ultimately cancelled the episode because younger audiences would find the plot "too complicated", and replaced the episode with "Thomas, Percy, and the Coal". Pictures of the episode have surfaced on the internet over the past decade.



* On ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the twins Ida and Ada do this as their Halloween costumes in "Frankie's Perfect Pumpkin."
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* A nasty example on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Jackie Subtract, a CriminalMastermind in the show's RoguesGallery, had a twin named Aiden. Aiden was a harmless GadgeteerGenius who wanted nothing to do with his brother's criminal life. Unfortunately, Jackie decides he's going to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] by killing his twin and stealing Aiden's identity.

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* A nasty example on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. Jackie Subtract, a CriminalMastermind in DiabolicalMastermindin the show's RoguesGallery, had a twin named Aiden. Aiden was a harmless GadgeteerGenius who wanted nothing to do with his brother's criminal life. Unfortunately, Jackie decides he's going to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] by killing his twin and stealing Aiden's identity.
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