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12th Aug '16 7:35:12 AM lavendermintrose
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Also, this is usually a perspective flip of BackupTwin shown from the perspective of the people who knew the original and recived the back up. This is where the backup is the main character.

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Also, this is usually a perspective flip of BackupTwin shown from the perspective of the people who knew the original and recived received the back up. This is where the backup is the main character.




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* In ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', there's a [[ThinkTwins scientist]] example with Adolf K. Weismann, who worked with his twin sister Claudia on the superpower-giving Slates decades ago - she died in a bombing, but the Slates made him immortal. He now has to solve an issue using his sister's notes on the Slates, and says that she was the smarter one, and that it's hard for him to understand her thinking. But he does end up figuring out what needs to be done.
13th Jul '16 11:49:49 AM otakusapien
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* ''Webcomic/SharpZero'' has a variation of this. Elliot considers his brother Marcus the preferred twin and thinks of himself as the "evil twin" in the eyes of others. Marcus doesn't die, but Elliot is the one who gains superpowers.
25th Mar '16 11:39:16 AM rndmkid
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first season episode "Shepherd," when Prince James is killed before he fights a Dragon so King Midas will reward his kingdom with gold, his twin brother David is quickly adopted and masquerades as him. Averted in that David was both a better fighter ''and'' prince that James.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first season episode "Shepherd," when Prince James is killed before he fights a Dragon so King Midas will reward his kingdom with gold, his twin brother David is quickly adopted and masquerades as him. Averted in that David was both a better fighter ''and'' prince that than James.
7th Nov '15 7:46:13 PM protist
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A pair of AlwaysIdenticalTwins with one stronger in some way (more intelligent, smarter, quicker, athlete) and the other one weaker (less motivated, the disappointment, inferiority complex).

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A pair of AlwaysIdenticalTwins with one stronger in some way (more intelligent, smarter, quicker, athlete) more athletic, etc.) and the other one weaker (less motivated, is the disappointment, inferiority complex).
12th Jul '15 9:08:15 AM Prfnoff
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* Manga/{{Touch}} has this as it's premise.
* In {{Basara}}, Sarasa disguises herself as her brother to fulfill his destiny for him after he dies. Genetics are not involved, but a prophecy that was told for both of them (but assumed to be about her brother) could be said to have the same function.

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* Manga/{{Touch}} ''Manga/{{Touch}}'' has this as it's its premise.
* In {{Basara}}, ''Manga/{{Basara}}'', Sarasa disguises herself as her brother to fulfill his destiny for him after he dies. Genetics are not involved, but a prophecy that was told for both of them (but assumed to be about her brother) could be said to have the same function.



* OnceUponATime: In the first season episode "Shepherd," when Prince James is killed before he fights a Dragon so King Midas will reward his kingdom with gold, his twin brother David is quickly adopted and masquerades as him. Averted in that David was both a better fighter ''and'' prince that James.

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* OnceUponATime: ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the first season episode "Shepherd," when Prince James is killed before he fights a Dragon so King Midas will reward his kingdom with gold, his twin brother David is quickly adopted and masquerades as him. Averted in that David was both a better fighter ''and'' prince that James.



* In the Creator/RobertAHeinlein book ''TimeForTheStars'', the Long Range Foundation is sending GenerationShips to the stars, and to overcome the difficulties of time-dilated, luminal communication, they take advantage of the occasional ESP of identical twins. The hero lives in the shadow of his more out-going, adventurous brother, but ends up going to the stars when his brother breaks his leg skiing.

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* In the Creator/RobertAHeinlein book ''TimeForTheStars'', ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', the Long Range Foundation is sending GenerationShips to the stars, and to overcome the difficulties of time-dilated, luminal communication, they take advantage of the occasional ESP of identical twins. The hero lives in the shadow of his more out-going, adventurous brother, but ends up going to the stars when his brother breaks his leg skiing.
21st Jun '15 9:11:46 PM rjd1922
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12th Apr '14 1:36:38 AM erforce
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* In ''EagleEye'', Shia Lebouf plays a set of identical twins, but the main character is a 'failure' whose twin brother works on a top secret AI project called ARIIA. The brother was killed in an accident in the film. The main character is mysteriously 'activated' by the AI as his identical DNA is crucial to unlocking the AI from a state of inability to act.

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* In ''EagleEye'', ''Film/EagleEye'', Shia Lebouf plays a set of identical twins, but the main character is a 'failure' whose twin brother works on a top secret AI project called ARIIA. The brother was killed in an accident in the film. The main character is mysteriously 'activated' by the AI as his identical DNA is crucial to unlocking the AI from a state of inability to act.
7th Apr '14 6:27:36 PM shawn_allen
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* OnceUponATime: In the first season episode "Shepherd," when Prince James is killed before he fights a Dragon so King Midas will reward his kingdom with gold, his twin brother David is quickly adopted and masquerades as him. Averted in that David was both a better fighter ''and'' prince that James.
15th Jan '14 7:20:24 AM HomuraMadokaChan
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* The premise for [[spoiler:Manga/{{Touch}}]]. Though this is a bit of a plot twist as the early chapters start with both brothers and establishes their characters first. There aren't any DNA requirements that the BackupTwin take his brother's place. It's just a mixture of guilt, duty, and need that motivate him.

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* The premise for [[spoiler:Manga/{{Touch}}]]. Though Manga/{{Touch}} has this is a bit of a plot twist as the early chapters start with both brothers and establishes their characters first. There aren't any DNA requirements that the BackupTwin take his brother's place. It's just a mixture of guilt, duty, and need that motivate him.it's premise.
26th Dec '13 9:03:21 PM VPhantom
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* One of the core themes of ''{{Mother3}}''. After [[spoiler: Claus goes missing, Lucas]] is the only one left to [[spoiler: pull the seven Needles and awaken the Dark Dragon]]. However, there's no mantle to take up: the mission is revealed long after [[spoiler: Claus' disappearance.]] One instance where the fact that he's a twin is relevant is when [[spoiler: Lucas is mistaken for the Pigmask Commander, granting him and his friends access into Thunder Tower]].

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* One of the core themes of ''{{Mother3}}''.''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. After [[spoiler: Claus goes missing, Lucas]] is the only one left to [[spoiler: pull the seven Needles and awaken the Dark Dragon]]. However, there's no mantle to take up: the mission is revealed long after [[spoiler: Claus' disappearance.]] One instance where the fact that he's a twin is relevant is when [[spoiler: Lucas is mistaken for the Pigmask Commander, granting him and his friends access into Thunder Tower]].
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