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25th May '16 7:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* A AlternateTimeline fanfic for the PS3 game ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS'', in which the twin daughters of [[spoiler:the first game's protagonist and LoveInterest, Cole [=MacGrath=] and Trish Daily]], become twincestuous lesbians; due to the nature of the fic, also possible candidate for FoeYay and PowerOfLove.

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* A AlternateTimeline fanfic for the PS3 [=PS3=] game ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS'', in which the twin daughters of [[spoiler:the first game's protagonist and LoveInterest, Cole [=MacGrath=] and Trish Daily]], become twincestuous lesbians; due to the nature of the fic, also possible candidate for FoeYay and PowerOfLove.
22nd May '16 8:24:44 PM Eievie
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Note that Twincest is not necessarily homosexual: that's what fraternal and HalfIdenticalTwins are for. However, a great deal of the appeal to viewers is the [[TwinThreesomeFantasy popular fantasy]] of sleeping with ''two identical copies'' of a single hot person at the same time, so homosexual (or bisexual if there's a lucky third party of another gender) twincest is more often used to [[FanService titillate viewers.]] For {{Yuri Fan}}s and [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fans]] who became fans at least partly because they see a forbidden appeal to such relationships, Twincest supercharges that part of the appeal.

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Note that Twincest is not necessarily homosexual: that's what fraternal and HalfIdenticalTwins are for. However, a great deal of the appeal to viewers is the [[TwinThreesomeFantasy popular fantasy]] of sleeping with ''two identical copies'' of a single hot person at the same time, so homosexual (or bisexual if there's a lucky third party of another gender) twincest is more often used to [[FanService titillate viewers.]] For {{Yuri Fan}}s and [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fans]] who became fans at least partly because they see a [[ForbiddenFruit forbidden appeal appeal]] to such relationships, Twincest supercharges that part of the appeal.




It goes without saying that most RealLife twins are as [[UsefulNotes/WestermarckEffect completely repulsed by the idea]] as any other incest trope.

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\nIt goes without saying that most RealLife In other variations, the twins are as [[UsefulNotes/WestermarckEffect completely repulsed by the idea]] as any know perfectly well that they're related, and might like each other incest trope.
all the more for it--if you believe in OneTrueLove, soulmates being born together does make a certain kind of sense. MindLinkMates and TwinTelepathy definitely have parallels. A common twist is that the twins in question believe they're soulmates, but everyone else has a NoJustNoReaction.



MindLinkMates and TwinTelepathy definitely have parallels. If you believe in OneTrueLove, soulmates being born together does make a certain kind of sense. A common twist is that the twins in question believe they're soulmates, but everyone else has a NoJustNoReaction.


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It goes without saying that most RealLife twins are as [[UsefulNotes/WestermarckEffect completely repulsed by the idea]] as any other incest trope.
22nd May '16 5:23:35 PM Eievie
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There are several reasons an author might choose to make their incestuous characters twins:
* '''To "other" it.''' Incest makes most people uncomfortable. And while there are a sizable number of only children, most people do have siblings themselves. Thinking about incest and siblings is ''weird''. Making incest in a story about twins is a way to distance people from that, make it "other"--most people aren't twins themselves. It even justifies it in a way--they're not normal siblings, they're ''twins'', and [[SarcasmMode we all know twins are different and strange]].
* '''Removing any age difference.''' Making them twins also serves the very practical and necessary function of removing the age difference and making them peers. And this is key for incest. Elder siblings are often patronizing or bossy at best, and [[BigBrotherBully mean]] at worst. Younger siblings are immature and childish at best, and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying brats]] at worst. For siblings to fall for each other, they need to be peers.
* '''Making it non-serious and PlayedForLaughs.''' Twincest is taken seriously on occasion, but much more often it's funny or outlandish. Making incest bizarre and unrealistic is another way to lessen the taboos surrounding it.

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There are several reasons an author might choose to make their incestuous characters twins:
* '''To "other" it.''' Incest makes most people uncomfortable. And while there are a sizable number of only children, most people do have siblings themselves. Thinking about incest and siblings is ''weird''. Making incest in a story about twins is a way to distance people from that, make it "other"--most people aren't twins themselves. It even justifies it in a way--they're not normal siblings, they're ''twins'', and [[SarcasmMode we all know twins are different and strange]].
* '''Removing any age difference.''' Making them twins also serves the very practical and necessary function of removing the age difference and making them peers. And this is key for incest. Elder siblings are often patronizing or bossy at best, and [[BigBrotherBully mean]] at worst. Younger siblings are immature and childish at best, and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying brats]] at worst. For siblings to fall for each other, they need to be peers.
* '''Making it non-serious and PlayedForLaughs.''' Twincest is taken seriously on occasion, but much more often it's funny or outlandish. Making incest bizarre and unrealistic is another way to lessen the taboos surrounding it.
8th May '16 2:00:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'': Rudy and Piper Hoffman from ''Holiday In Death'' are brother and sister, twins, and… have at a least a sexual relationship with one another. Rudy has admitted that they have tried not to act on the attraction between them and be with other people, but they were miserable. Miserable because they are attracted only to each other. Hoo boy.

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': Rudy and Piper Hoffman from ''Holiday In Death'' are brother and sister, twins, and… have at a least a sexual relationship with one another. Rudy has admitted that they have tried not to act on the attraction between them and be with other people, but they were miserable. Miserable because they are attracted only to each other. Hoo boy.



* Violet and Verbena Pollard from ''DeanKoontz'' The Bad Place are twins and very… close. But it seems this kind of thing is par for the course in the Pollard family.

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* Violet and Verbena Pollard from ''DeanKoontz'' The Bad Place Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Literature/TheBadPlace'' are twins and very… close. But it seems this kind of thing is par for the course in the Pollard family.
22nd Apr '16 6:06:43 PM Eievie
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* '''To "other" it.''' Incest makes most people uncomfortable. And while there are a sizable number of only children, most people do have siblings themselves. Thinking about incest and siblings is ''weird''. Making incest in a story about twins is a way to distance people from that, make it "other". It even justifies it in a way--they're not normal siblings, they're ''twins'', and [[SarcasmMode we all know twins are different and strange]].

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* '''To "other" it.''' Incest makes most people uncomfortable. And while there are a sizable number of only children, most people do have siblings themselves. Thinking about incest and siblings is ''weird''. Making incest in a story about twins is a way to distance people from that, make it "other"."other"--most people aren't twins themselves. It even justifies it in a way--they're not normal siblings, they're ''twins'', and [[SarcasmMode we all know twins are different and strange]].



* '''Making it non-serious.''' Twincest is taken seriously on occasion, but much more often it's funny or outlandish. Making incest bizarre and unrealistic is another way to lessen the taboos surrounding it.

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* '''Making it non-serious.non-serious and PlayedForLaughs.''' Twincest is taken seriously on occasion, but much more often it's funny or outlandish. Making incest bizarre and unrealistic is another way to lessen the taboos surrounding it.
21st Apr '16 7:39:26 AM Eievie
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* ''Series/Glee'': Heavily lampshaded and subverted with Mason and Madison [=McCarthy=]. Apparently the Cheerios have had to tell them that ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' is not a good example for a relationship, and during the "Home" performance in "Homecoming", Mason sings the line "Boy I love my ma and pa / Not the way that I do love you". Kitty explicitly compares them to [[Series/GameOfThrones Jaime and Cersei Lannister]].

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* ''Series/Glee'': ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Heavily lampshaded and subverted with Mason and Madison [=McCarthy=]. Apparently the Cheerios have had to tell them that ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' is not a good example for a relationship, and during the "Home" performance in "Homecoming", Mason sings the line "Boy I love my ma and pa / Not the way that I do love you". Kitty explicitly compares them to [[Series/GameOfThrones Jaime and Cersei Lannister]]. But Madison's ClingyJealousGirl behavior is actually because she's always been a ParentalSubstitute to her brother, since their actual parents are always out performing rather than being parents. They work it out, and she backs off.
20th Apr '16 11:33:07 PM Eievie
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20th Apr '16 11:33:06 PM Eievie
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MindLinkMates and TwinTelepathy definitely have parallels. If you believe in OneTrueLove, soulmates being born together does make a certain kind of sense. A common twist is that the twins in question believe they're soulmates, and everyone else has a NoJustNoReaction.

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MindLinkMates and TwinTelepathy definitely have parallels. If you believe in OneTrueLove, soulmates being born together does make a certain kind of sense. A common twist is that the twins in question believe they're soulmates, and but everyone else has a NoJustNoReaction.
NoJustNoReaction.

Twincest differs from TwinThreesomeFantasy in that in Twincest, it's all about twins screwing ''each other'', while in a TwinThreesomeFantasy, the focus is on the third, non-twin party. Can overlap if the twins are interested in both each other ''and'' the third party.



Can overlap with a TwinThreesomeFantasy.
20th Apr '16 10:44:07 PM Homemaderat
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*** However, when Andrea is later cloned, her brother outright denies that their relationship was ever incestuous. He allows her to sleep in a separate bed, and claims that while he knows his [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} teammates]] think that he's a freak, he has no actual desire to have sex with his sister.

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*** However, when Andrea is later cloned, her brother outright denies tries to deny that their relationship was ever incestuous. He allows her to sleep in a separate bed, and claims that while he knows his [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} teammates]] think that he's a freak, he has no actual desire to have sex with his sister.sister.
*** Then due to some very complicated developments, Clone Andrea and Andreas both died. But hey now they are back as usual running a nightclub for super villains. So who knows for sure?
20th Apr '16 7:26:18 PM Eievie
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' plays this trope quite creepily and mixes it with RapeAsDrama. Also averted, in that the actual twins, Aya and Aki, care for each other deeply but don't have twincesty feelings for each other; they are, however, possessed by their ancestors, Shisou and Ceres, who were husband and wife.

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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' plays this trope quite creepily and mixes it with RapeAsDrama. Also averted, in that the actual twins, Aya and Aki, care for each other deeply but don't have twincesty twincestuous feelings for each other; they are, however, possessed by their ancestors, Shisou and Ceres, who were husband and wife.
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