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19th May '16 4:17:17 PM hamza678
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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.
14th May '16 5:55:09 PM Gamermaster
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* The Sonozaki sisters on ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' are called "[[FanNickname Shmion]]" because their Twin Switches cover all bases from comedic to dramatic, reinforcing the confusion as to who is who (you eventually find out). They even loved pulling this off in their childhood. Just to make it more complicated, [[spoiler:the switch became permanent when they (unwittingly) switched on the day Mion was marked with the demon on her back. As a result, the real Shion became Mion, and vice-versa.]]

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* The Sonozaki sisters on ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' are called "[[FanNickname Shmion]]" because their Twin Switches cover all bases from comedic to dramatic, reinforcing the confusion as to who is who (you eventually find out). They even loved pulling this off in their childhood. Just to make it more complicated, [[spoiler:the switch became permanent when they (unwittingly) switched on the day Mion was marked with the demon on her back. As a result, the real Shion became Mion, and vice-versa.]] The anime left out that last part.
13th May '16 12:41:41 AM CaptEquinox
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* June and Jennifer Gibbons, the notorious arsonist-novelist "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_and_Jennifer_Gibbons Silent Twins]]" of Haverfordwest, Wales, worked very hard on being identical and interchangeable. They did this so often that school and prison authorities thought they were doing it when they weren't.
28th Apr '16 7:39:41 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the twins Ida and Ada do this as their Halloween costumes in "Frankie's Perfect Pumpkin."
23rd Apr '16 11:14:23 AM TVRulezAgain
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* Television shows have been known to hire twins to play a single child character (like the [[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on 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 [[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen [[Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on FullHouse) Series/FullHouse) to get around child labor restrictions and have a backup if one is cranky or sick.
19th Mar '16 5:28:25 AM Hossmeister
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27th Feb '16 11:49:58 AM Katsuhagi
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One should note that in real life it is likely much less easy for twins to pull this off. They don't always have [[IdenticalTwinIdTag the same hairstyle, body weight, or voice.]]

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One should note that in real life it is likely much less easy harder for twins to pull this off. They don't always have [[IdenticalTwinIdTag the same hairstyle, body weight, or voice.]]
]] And unless the two are very young and haven't yet developed secondary sexual characteristics the odds of twins [[HalfIdenticalTwins of differing genders]] successfully fooling others is extremely low.
27th Feb '16 11:46:02 AM Katsuhagi
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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of 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]].

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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of twins [[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]].gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
26th Feb '16 6:37:20 AM pablo360
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* Baseball player-turned-MMA fighter/boxer Jose Canceco once tried to get out of a fight by [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 having his identical twin brother Ozzie pretend to be him]]. It didn't work out because people noticed Ozzie has [[IdenticalTwinIDTag different body tattoos]] than his brother. As noted in the article, Ozzie has also stood in for his brother at autograph signings.

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* Baseball player-turned-MMA fighter/boxer Baseball-player-turned-MMA-fighter/boxer Jose Canceco once tried to get out of a fight by [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 having his identical twin brother Ozzie pretend to be him]]. It didn't work out because people noticed Ozzie has [[IdenticalTwinIDTag different body tattoos]] than his brother. As noted in the article, Ozzie has also stood in for his brother at autograph signings.
26th Feb '16 6:34:42 AM pablo360
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A popular plot where a set of twins or [[IdenticalStranger identical acquaintances]] trades places, or pretends to be each other. This can be to fulfill the other's responsibilities, such as a test or a date, or to experience their life in a GrassIsGreener moment.

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A popular plot where a set of twins or [[IdenticalStranger identical acquaintances]] trades places, places or pretends to be each other. This can be to fulfill the other's responsibilities, such as a test or a date, or to experience their life in a GrassIsGreener moment.
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