History SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute / VideoGames

14th Nov '16 4:37:02 PM Valiona
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** Sojiro Sakura from the fifth game is this to Ryotaro Dojima from the fourth. Both of them take in the protagonist due to being connected to their parents (respectively as a friend of the protagonist's parents and as the mother's younger brother), have a daughter who factors into the plot, and both represent [[TarotMotifs the Hierophant Arcana]].
26th Oct '16 1:03:44 PM Prfnoff
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** ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' began development as a game starring Sonic and Tails, both of whom were removed from the game early in development. While Tails' space in the character roster was never filled, Sonic's sprites were directly replaced with similarly posed ones for Mighty the Armadillo, an otherwise rarely-seen character who appeared along with Sonic in ''VideoGame/SegaSonicTheHedgehog''.
16th Oct '16 10:17:08 AM Steven
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** The Judge, likewise, has been replaced by his Canadian brother and ''ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' introduced his English counterpart and the Labyrinthian Judge. Taken another step further with the Khura'in Judge who is an offshoot of the original Judge, but is less likely to get intimated and is more fair to the defense when they have proven their theories.

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** The Judge, likewise, has been replaced by his Canadian brother and ''ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' introduced his English counterpart and the Labyrinthian Judge. Taken another step further with the Khura'in Judge in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' who is an offshoot of the original Judge, but is less likely to get intimated and is more fair to the defense when they have proven their theories.
16th Oct '16 10:08:30 AM Steven
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** The Judge, likewise, has been replaced by his Canadian brother and ''ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' introduced his English counterpart and the Labyrinthian Judge.

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** The Judge, likewise, has been replaced by his Canadian brother and ''ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' introduced his English counterpart and the Labyrinthian Judge. Taken another step further with the Khura'in Judge who is an offshoot of the original Judge, but is less likely to get intimated and is more fair to the defense when they have proven their theories.
7th Oct '16 12:46:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[UpdatedRerelease Maniax Chronicle Edition]] of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' chucks out [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] in exchange for the series' own Raidou Kuzunoha. Consensus says it's an improvement.

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* The [[UpdatedRerelease Maniax Chronicle Edition]] of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' chucks out [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] in exchange for the series' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series's own Raidou Kuzunoha.[[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Raidou]] [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Kuzunoha]]. Consensus says it's an improvement.



* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is this to Junpei Iori from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. They're both of the Magician Arcana, and both the first to join the protagonist's party. They also both transferred to the school the year prior, thus bond with the NewTransferStudent protagonist because they know what it's like being the new guy. And finally, they both are a LoveableSexManiac, despite having a canon love interest [[spoiler: who dies as part of the storyline]].
** From the same series, Yusuke Kitagawa from ''Videogame/{{Persona5}}'' is this to Jun Kurosu from ''Videogame/{{Persona2}}''. Yusuke's character design is basically a copy of Jun's, then both of them have been abandoned by their mothers, both of them are SixthRanger of the main party, and have great interest in beauty.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is this to Junpei Iori from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. They're both of the Magician Arcana, and both the first to join the protagonist's party. They also both transferred to the school the year prior, thus bond with the NewTransferStudent protagonist because they know what it's like being the new guy. And finally, they both are a LoveableSexManiac, despite having a canon love interest [[spoiler: who dies as part of the storyline]].
** From the same series, Yusuke Kitagawa from ''Videogame/{{Persona5}}'' ''Videogame/Persona5'' is this to Jun Kurosu from ''Videogame/{{Persona2}}''. ''Videogame/Persona2''. Not only is Yusuke's character design is basically a copy of Jun's, then but they both of them have been troubled upbringings that involve being abandoned by their mothers, both of them are SixthRanger of the main party, and have as well as great interest in beauty.
8th Sep '16 10:32:45 AM SpinAttaxx
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** from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' onward, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games feature Pokémon that are somewhat similar (or substitutes) of already existing Mons. Example: Instead of Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill as Bug-type Mons that evolve from worm-like creatures with a cocoon stage in the middle, we get Wurmple (essentially Weedle, with same stats and attacks) which can evolve into Silcoon, then Beautifly (similar to Butterfree) or Cascoon, then Dustox (a Poison-type like Beedrill, but a moth).

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** from From ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' onward, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Pokémon'' games feature Pokémon that are somewhat similar (or substitutes) of already existing Mons. Example: Instead For example, instead of Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill as Bug-type Mons that evolve from worm-like creatures with a cocoon stage in the middle, we get Wurmple (essentially Weedle, with same stats and attacks) which can evolve into Silcoon, then Beautifly (similar to Butterfree) or Cascoon, then Dustox (a Poison-type like Beedrill, but a moth).



** And every new generation introduces a new cute electric species with colored cheeks.
** Also there's Team Magma/Aqua stealing Team Rocket's spot as the antagonistic gang... then Galactic in gen IV and Plasma in V. The fact they always carry the "Team" prefix (or the "Dan" suffix in Japanese) doesn't help to hide this trope's invocation.

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** And every new generation introduces a new cute electric species with colored cheeks.
cheeks in an apparent attempt to replicate Pikachu (even in games where Pikachu can be caught!).
** Also Also, there's Team Magma/Aqua stealing Team Rocket's spot as the antagonistic gang... then Galactic in gen IV and Gen IV, Plasma in V. V, Flare in VI and Skull in VII. The fact they always carry the "Team" prefix (or the "Dan" suffix in Japanese) doesn't help to hide this trope's invocation.invocation.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces ''Samson'' Oak, the cousin of Professor Samuel Oak. He looks almost identical to the good Prof, except with longer hair and a much darker tan.
11th Aug '16 1:09:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Dead Or Alive 4'' had a ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Spartan]]'', Nicole-458 as a guest character. While she doesn't appear in later games, ''Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate'' has Rachel from ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' who has more than a few of Nicole's moves.

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** ''Dead Or Alive 4'' had a ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Spartan]]'', Nicole-458 as a guest character. While she Nicole doesn't appear in later games, ''Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate'' has Rachel from ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' who has more than a few of Nicole's moves.
19th Jul '16 5:10:12 AM Chabal2
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* Adeleine from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' is a complicated example. The character Ado only appears in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''. She has short hair and wears androgynous clothing so many fans [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistook her for male]] (and in fact one of the arguments for Ado being different from Adeleine was "Ado isn't a girl"), though the manga and later a 20th anniversary game confirmed that she is female. ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' introduces Adeleine, who is near-identical to Ado in both design and role and has an extremely similar name. It's never been confirmed if "Ado" is Adeleine's nickname, a shortening due to the text box sizes in ''Dream Land 3'', or whether they're separate individuals.

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* Adeleine from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' is a complicated example. The character Ado only appears in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''. She has short hair and wears androgynous clothing so many fans [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistook her for male]] (and in fact one of the arguments for Ado being different from Adeleine was "Ado isn't a girl"), though the manga and later a 20th anniversary game confirmed that she is female. ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' introduces Adeleine, who is near-identical to Ado in both design and role and has an extremely similar name. It's never been confirmed if "Ado" is Adeleine's nickname, a shortening due to the text box sizes in ''Dream Land 3'', or whether they're separate individuals.individuals.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The second game begins with the characters the previous game had been pursuing. While their personalities are different, their classes are functionally identical- Isaac and Felix are both Squires, Ivan and Sheba are both Seers. And in the third game, the tradition continues with Matthew and Tyrell, who take their respective fathers' classes (Isaac and Garet).
23rd Jun '16 8:04:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TimeCrisis 2'', Christie fills the role of the red-dressed DamselInDistress Rachel from the first game, down to having the same voice actress, Lynn Harris.

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* In ''TimeCrisis 2'', ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis2'', Christie fills the role of the red-dressed DamselInDistress Rachel from the first game, down to having the same voice actress, Lynn Harris.
26th May '16 7:36:59 PM Wuz
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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', Ghost takes up Gaz's position from the first game, right down to sharing a voice actor.
** People originally even suspected they were one and the same character. This was later disproven in canon.
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' has Sgt. Wallcroft, [[AscendedExtra who was a minor NPC]] in ''[=MW1=]'' but is now yet another Gaz clone.tiny

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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', Ghost takes up Gaz's position from the first game, right down to sharing a voice actor.
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actor. People originally even suspected they were one and the same character. This was later disproven in canon.
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' has Sgt. Wallcroft, [[AscendedExtra who was a minor NPC]] in ''[=MW1=]'' but is now yet another Gaz clone.tiny
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