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7th Jan '18 2:16:28 AM Siempie
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Happens more often than not, with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight. The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by numbered regenerations -- for example, Creator/TomBaker is "Four" and Creator/MattSmith is "Eleven". When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used -- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called "Normal Doctor" and "Jacket!Doctor". The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana I and Romana II. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as "Melody Pond", "Mels" and "River Song".]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Happens more often than not, not in ''Series/DoctorWho'', with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight.
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The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by [[YouAreNumberSix numbered regenerations regenerations]] -- for example, Creator/TomBaker Creator/TomBaker's Doctor is "Four" and Creator/MattSmith Creator/MattSmith's Doctor is "Eleven". "Eleven"[[note]]The War Doctor (Ninth incarnation) is an exception to the rule. Not only did the other Doctors decide he didn't deserve to be called "the Doctor" due to his actions in the Time War, he was invented during the Eleventh Doctor's run, meaning "Nine" was already taken by Creator/ChristopherEccleston's Doctor.[[/note]] When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used -- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called "Normal Doctor" and "Jacket!Doctor". The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, him (with the exception of Creator/MichelleGomez's Master, who is generally referred to as "Missy" both in-universe and out), and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana I and Romana II. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as "Melody Pond", "Mels" and "River Song".]]



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: [[spoiler: The clone of the Doctor]] made is usually called either [[spoiler:10.5, [=TenToo=], or Handy the Wonder Clone. His "official" name is the Metacrisis Doctor. To tell them apart, the normal Doctor wears a brown suit, while 10.5 is in a blue suit.]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: [[spoiler: The clone of the Tenth Doctor]] made is usually called either has a lot of nicknames. The most popular ones are [[spoiler:10.5, [=TenToo=], or Handy the Wonder Clone. Clone]], though some fans also use [[spoiler: Cloen (misspelling of "clone) or Other Doctor (with the regular Doctor being Proper Doctor, taken from minor characters Proper Dave and Other Dave)]]. His "official" name is [[spoiler: the Metacrisis Doctor. Doctor.]] To tell them apart, [[spoiler: the normal Doctor wears a brown suit, while 10.5 is in a blue suit.]]
30th Oct '17 8:47:09 PM PaulA
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** ''Android at Arms'' (1971): The protagonists wake on a strange world and learn that they have been kidnapped and stored as {{Human Popsicle}}s, while being replaced by [[RobotMe android duplicates]]. The question eventually arises, which one is the RobotMe (a RidiculouslyHumanRobot by necessity) and which is the original, and how to prove it? When the main character, Andas, confronts a much older version of himself on his homeworld, both are deeply shaken - each believes he's real, but how could a RobotMe be such a RidiculouslyHumanRobot as to do the various things each has done? (The protagonist refers to his older counterpart as "the false Andas"). [[spoiler:Another variation happens later, when he and one of his companions wind up in an AlternateUniverse, and he confronts a dying version of himself.]]

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** ''Android at Arms'' ''Literature/AndroidAtArms'' (1971): The protagonists wake on a strange world and learn that they have been kidnapped and stored as {{Human Popsicle}}s, while being replaced by [[RobotMe android duplicates]]. The question eventually arises, which one is the RobotMe (a RidiculouslyHumanRobot by necessity) and which is the original, and how to prove it? When the main character, Andas, confronts a much older version of himself on his homeworld, both are deeply shaken - each believes he's real, but how could a RobotMe be such a RidiculouslyHumanRobot as to do the various things each has done? (The protagonist refers to his older counterpart as "the false Andas"). [[spoiler:Another variation happens later, when he and one of his companions wind up in an AlternateUniverse, and he confronts a dying version of himself.]]
30th Oct '17 2:12:37 PM Chabal2
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* Averted in one ComicBook/CalvinAdHobbes arc where Calvin and Hobbes use their time machine at 6:30 and travel two hours ahead so they can grab the completed homework assignment, then both Calvins go back an hour to find out why 7:30 Calvin didn't do it. Each Calving refers to the others by the time they're from, and fortunately are all visually distinct (6:30 has goggles, 8:30 has goggles and is in his pyjamas).
23rd Sep '17 4:32:29 PM LongLiveHumour
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* The infinite Ricks of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' are pretty relaxed about living in a society composed entirely of themselves and an equal infinity of Morties. It does, however, lead to some peculiar grammar.
-->'''Rick''': Fuck me, pal!
-->'''Also Rick''': Fuck ''you?'' No, no, no: fuck ''me''.
21st Aug '17 11:15:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Averted by the Fel clones in the HandOfThrawn duology. They have major, ''major'' [[CloningBlues clone angst]], but each of them has named himself something different, dresses differently, and has different hair. They keep a common family name, Devist, and let people think of them as just a really close and fairly insular family, because they're desperately afraid of being discovered and [[FantasticRacism killed for being clones]]. A brief stretch where one, Carib, is the viewpoint character and has a momentary existential meltdown ends as he strengthens his resolve by reminding himself what he's worked for.

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* Averted by the Fel clones in the HandOfThrawn ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology. They have major, ''major'' [[CloningBlues clone angst]], but each of them has named himself something different, dresses differently, and has different hair. They keep a common family name, Devist, and let people think of them as just a really close and fairly insular family, because they're desperately afraid of being discovered and [[FantasticRacism killed for being clones]]. A brief stretch where one, Carib, is the viewpoint character and has a momentary existential meltdown ends as he strengthens his resolve by reminding himself what he's worked for.
10th Jun '17 1:30:18 PM nombretomado
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* Jade Sinclair (Generator) and her creations in the WhateleyUniverse. Jade's creations aren't really inventions. They're objects populated by a psychic clone of herself, including the character Shroud, who is claiming to be her sister Jinn. Even Jade can't keep her pronouns straight when talking about her selves, to the point that it is a RunningGag.

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* Jade Sinclair (Generator) and her creations in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Jade's creations aren't really inventions. They're objects populated by a psychic clone of herself, including the character Shroud, who is claiming to be her sister Jinn. Even Jade can't keep her pronouns straight when talking about her selves, to the point that it is a RunningGag.
8th Apr '17 10:49:02 AM nombretomado
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* In both [[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]] games, an alternate version of the titular character appears. It's somewhat mitigated by the fact said alternate does not have the exact same name, but it still causes a great deal of confusion.

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* In both [[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy ''[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]] [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]'' games, an alternate version of the titular character appears. It's somewhat mitigated by the fact said alternate does not have the exact same name, but it still causes a great deal of confusion.
16th Mar '17 5:16:26 PM AthenaBlue
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* A time machine in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' gets us two Austins from ten minutes apart - they get on quite well together.



* A time machine in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' gets us two Austins from ten minutes apart - they get on quite well together.



* When Willow is accosted by Vampire Willow in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Doppelgangland":
-->'''Willow''': What do I want with you?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Happens more often than not, with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight. The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by numbered regenerations -- for example, Creator/TomBaker is "Four" and Creator/MattSmith is "Eleven". When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used -- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called "Normal Doctor" and "Jacket!Doctor". The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana I and Romana II. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as "Melody Pond", "Mels" and "River Song".]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]: The human alter-ego which the Tenth Doctor temporarily assumed to hide from the Family of Blood is distinguished from Ten by his adopted name, Mr. John Smith.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: [[spoiler: The clone of the Doctor]] made is usually called either [[spoiler:10.5, [=TenToo=], or Handy the Wonder Clone. His "official" name is the Metacrisis Doctor. To tell them apart, the normal Doctor wears a brown suit, while 10.5 is in a blue suit.]]
** The two parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E5TheRebelFlesh "The Rebel Flesh"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople "The Almost People"]] brings us identical clones of various characters. These are referred to as Ganger!*insert-character-here*.



* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': In an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger spoof where he features in a movie called ''Stolen Identity 3'', [[Film/TheSixthDay Arnold and his clones]] get into endless arguments that basically go "Are you me or am I you?" "I'm not me! I'm you!" "Who am I if I'm not me?!"



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Happens more often than not, with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight. The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by numbered regenerations- for example, Creator/TomBaker is 'Four' and Creator/MattSmith is 'Eleven'. When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called 'Normal Doctor' and 'Jacket!Doctor'. The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana-1 and Romana-2. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as 'Melody Pond', 'Mels' and 'River Song'.]]
** The two parter "The Rebel Flesh" and "The Almost People" brings us identical clones of various characters. These are referred to as Ganger!*insert-character-here*.
** [[spoiler: The clone of the Doctor made]] in "Journey's End" is usually called either [[spoiler:10.5, [=TenToo=], or Handy The Wonder Clone. To tell them apart, the normal Doctor wears a brown suit, while 10.5 is in a blue suit.]]
** The human alter-ego identity which the Tenth Doctor temporarily assumed to hide from the Family of Blood is distinguished from Ten by his adopted name, Mr. John Smith.
* When Willow is accosted by Vampire Willow in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Doppelgangland":
-->'''Willow''': What do I want with you?
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': In an Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger spoof where he features in a movie called ''Stolen Identity 3'', [[Film/TheSixthDay Arnold and his clones]] get into endless arguments that basically go "Are you me or am I you?" "I'm not me! I'm you!" "Who am I if I'm not me?!"



* ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared'': "When face to face, I met myself at the door."



* [[WesternAnimation/CarlSquared "When face to face, I met myself at the door."]]



* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' has to suss out which of two Penfolds is real in "Penfold Transformed". Neither are--one is a robot duplicate planted by Dr. Crumhorn which converts into a menacing cyborg; the other is Stiletto in a Penfold outfit. The real Penfold was kidnapped by Dr. Crumhorn but managed to escape.



* DangerMouse has to suss out which of two Penfolds is real in "Penfold Transformed." Neither are--one is a robot duplicate planted by Dr. Crumhorn which converts into a menacing cyborg; the other is Stiletto in a Penfold outfit. The real Penfold was kidnapped by Dr. Crumhorn but managed to escape.



* Creator/TheFiresignTheater's audio play "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger" features a flashback told by Catherwood the butler - twenty years earlier he surprises his bride Nancy with a time machine, intending to honeymoon in ancient Greece. He tries it on himself first and when he returns minutes later he's a shaky-voiced 1,000 year old codger, to her horror. Present-day Nick bursts in unexpectedly and uses the time machine to travel forward 20 years back to the present, taking the couple and shady character Rocky Rococo with him. Back in the present they're shocked at finding there's two of all of them - they fight with their other selves, except the two Catherwoods who enjoy having someone their own age to talk with.

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* Creator/TheFiresignTheater's Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's audio play "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger" features a flashback told by Catherwood the butler - twenty years earlier he surprises his bride Nancy with a time machine, intending to honeymoon in ancient Greece. He tries it on himself first and when he returns minutes later he's a shaky-voiced 1,000 year old codger, to her horror. Present-day Nick bursts in unexpectedly and uses the time machine to travel forward 20 years back to the present, taking the couple and shady character Rocky Rococo with him. Back in the present they're shocked at finding there's two of all of them - they fight with their other selves, except the two Catherwoods who enjoy having someone their own age to talk with.


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9th Dec '16 4:47:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nearing the end of ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler:the multiple Syaorans and Sakuras have conversations with each other]]. This is extremely hard to discern when reading these pages, since [[spoiler:they all look alike]]. MindScrew taken UpToEleven.

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* Nearing the end of ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler:the multiple Syaorans and Sakuras have conversations with each other]]. This is extremely hard to discern when reading these pages, since [[spoiler:they all look alike]]. MindScrew taken UpToEleven.



* Jamie "Multiple Man" Madrox from the MarvelUniverse falls into this on occasion. For instance, when he found out one of his dupes had lived a full life without him (even to the point of having a son), he was stunned that "I named you after my father..."

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* Jamie "Multiple Man" Madrox from the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse falls into this on occasion. For instance, when he found out one of his dupes had lived a full life without him (even to the point of having a son), he was stunned that "I named you after my father..."



* Occurs multiple times in ''Stargate SG-1'', at one time with the entire SG-1 team.

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* Occurs multiple times in ''Stargate SG-1'', ''Series/StargateSG1'', at one time with the entire SG-1 team.



* Kingdom Hearts is filled with this, to the point that this is practically the essence of most of the things that happened in all the side titles and the second main games of the series. Sora, Roxas, their Data versions as well as their memory editions are implied to be the same person though they all try to get their own unique identities and this causes a major emotional mayhem for them. Roxas eventually realizes this and gives up. It is also shown that the Sora we know has his heart connected with Ventus making him practically [[{{Expy}} another]] version of him. Latter it is shown that Roxas has the same heart as Ventus as well as his looks. Roxas' personality has an uncanny resemblance to the combine personalty of Ventus and Vanitas, who was yet another part of Ventus having the same appearance as a black-haired Sora. Xion is practically a female version of Sora with the looks of Kairi as Sora remembered her.

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* Kingdom Hearts ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' is filled with this, to the point that this is practically the essence of most of the things that happened in all the side titles and the second main games of the series. Sora, Roxas, their Data versions as well as their memory editions are implied to be the same person though they all try to get their own unique identities and this causes a major emotional mayhem for them. Roxas eventually realizes this and gives up. It is also shown that the Sora we know has his heart connected with Ventus making him practically [[{{Expy}} another]] version of him. Latter it is shown that Roxas has the same heart as Ventus as well as his looks. Roxas' personality has an uncanny resemblance to the combine personalty of Ventus and Vanitas, who was yet another part of Ventus having the same appearance as a black-haired Sora. Xion is practically a female version of Sora with the looks of Kairi as Sora remembered her.



* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', the eponymous professor and his sidekick Luke Triton travel 10 years into the future after receiving a letter from Luke's future self. They have difficulty knowing which one is being referred to when their name is used at first, [[DefiedTrope but Layton comes up with an easy way to distinguish.]]

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* In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', the eponymous professor and his sidekick Luke Triton travel 10 years into the future after receiving a letter from Luke's future self. They have difficulty knowing which one is being referred to when their name is used at first, [[DefiedTrope but Layton comes up with an easy way to distinguish.]]
9th Dec '16 4:46:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in ''Series/DoctorWho'' more often than not, with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight. The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by numbered regenerations- for example, Creator/TomBaker is 'Four' and Creator/MattSmith is 'Eleven'. When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called 'Normal Doctor' and 'Jacket!Doctor'. The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana-1 and Romana-2. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as 'Melody Pond', 'Mels' and 'River Song'.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Happens in ''Series/DoctorWho'' more often than not, with all the time travel, alternate dimensions and clones the show's got going on. It's also meant that fans have had to come up with ways of keeping things straight. The Doctor's [[TheNthDoctor multiple bodies]] are referred to by numbered regenerations- for example, Creator/TomBaker is 'Four' and Creator/MattSmith is 'Eleven'. When they're the same regeneration, other identifying markers are used- for example, the two versions of the Doctor running around in Season Five are called 'Normal Doctor' and 'Jacket!Doctor'. The Master is recognized by the actor playing him, and Romana is kept straight by numbering her as Romana-1 and Romana-2. [[spoiler: River Song's bodies are kept straight as 'Melody Pond', 'Mels' and 'River Song'.]]
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