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Woe the fictional parents of the Trickster Twins. They are a set of siblings that are always up to no good in pursuit of sadistic delight. They are a magnet for trouble (either attracting it or causing it) and have to find a way through a series of convoluted {{plan}}s to escape the situation.

The traits most common to a set of Trickster Twins is that they're pranksters or entertainers. Their antics are strictly for comic relief, but other times, their tricks can be far more sinister. Trickster Twins also have the good-natured compulsion to pick on or tease the rest of the cast. If they target a single character out of the entire cast, that victim is usually the ButtMonkey.

They are fond of the TwinSwitch. May overlap with ThinkTwins depending on their cunning.



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!!Examples:
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Kaoru & Hikaru in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. (They even appear as Cheshire Cats during a {{homage}} to ''Alice In Wondeland''.)
* Shion & Mion in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. Sometimes, it's funny. Other times, [[NightmareFuel it's not funny at all]].
* Fuuka & Fumika Narutaki in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Notably, Fumika is more reserved and often states that Fuuka's pranks aren't such a good idea, but she always gets dragged along and always gets into it anyways.
* Kazuo and Masao Tachibana in ''CaptainTsubasa'' have some traits of this, specially since both of them are {{deadpan snarker}}s. They have even come to ''weaponize'' their trickery, as many of their shared in-game tricks relay on acrobatics and their ThinkTwins antics.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''PrideHigh'' has Smash and Crash. They finish each others' sentences, can trade places with one another in an instant (which they slyly use while wrestling) and remain the most devious of the the prime group of antagonists.
* ''ZipiYZape''.
* Freddy and Ferdie Fox from ''ComicStrip/RupertBear''.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''{{Brave}}'' has identical triplets Harris, Hubert and Hamish. Among their antics, they steal cakes, cut off part of a sleeping guard's mustache, and tie their father's peg leg to a table so he flips it when he gets up.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Tibble Twins from ''Literature/{{Arthur}}''
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Fred and George Weasley cause humorous trouble for their family and for Hogwarts. When they grow up, their deviousness becomes the seed for their own company; Weaseley Wizard Wheezes, a joke shop.
* Bonnie and Beanie, the little teleporters from Creator/TheodoreSturgeon's ''More Than Human''.
* The eponymous characters from ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' fit this trope to a T.
* The Otis twins, AKA "Stars and Stripes" from ''The Canterville Ghost''.
* Hugal and Monan from the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' Eberron novel ''The City of Towers'' thrive on twisting [[MindScrew mind screws.]]
* The Stoll brothers from the Hermes cabin in ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. [[SubvertedTrope Not twins, technically]], but nearly identical.
* "Trouble Twins" Florida and Dallas from ''Ruby Holler'', although it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that they're mistreated by the owners of the orphanage they live in and strike back in the only way they can; Dallas is a NiceGuy and Florida is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* Bertie's cousins Eustace and Claude in ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster''.
* Who can forget all the crazy antics of the [[ASongOfIceAndFire Lannister]] twins? Incest, pushing kids out windows, regicide...
* Adam, Byron and Jordan from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' are Trickster Triplets.
** Marilyn and Carolyn Arnold in their first appearance, but it turns out [[spoiler: they're just acting out because they're sick of being treated like [[SingleMindedTwins one person]]]]. They're much better when they show up later.
* Bill and Ben from ''TheRailwaySeries''.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Zack and Cody from ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Hans and Fritz, the ''Katzenjammer Kids''
** Of course, the Katzenjammer Kids are derived from the earlier [[http://www.fln.vcu.edu/mm/mm-vor_dual.html Max und Moritz]] (1865) by the German Creator/WilhelmBusch.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Mungojerry and Rumpleteazer are a notorious couple of cats, knock-about clowns, quick change comedians, tight-rope walkers and acrobats! However, it is argued among {{Cats}} fans whether they are twins, brother and sister or something else entirely, but due to their very almost identical markings and that they often hang out together it is mostly assumed that they are twins...

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Dee and Dum from ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice''. Their tricks range from the [[FoodFight innocent]] to the... [[DeathTrap not so much.]]
* ''Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Tornadus and Thundurus, both of which have the Prankster ability.
* Duke and Luke Crabtree from ''[[Creator/ZapDramatic Sir Basil Pike Public School]]'', who reenact the old KnightsAndKnaves puzzle on the player character.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* The Cake twins in ''Blog/SliceOfLife'' have shades of this, particularly Pumpkin.
* The Arrow twins in ''AvasDemon'' show this so far, in their short time in the comic thus far.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''EdgarAndEllen'', as noted above.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Tommy and Timmy Tibble]].
* Phil and Lil from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
* Jim and Tim, the Tweebs, from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', also doubling as ThinkTwins.
* Zim and Zam, Yzma's nephews from ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' ([[HeyItsThatVoice voiced by Dylan and Cole Sprouse]], who play Zack and Cody).
* The eponymous "Twins" on the Creator/AdultSwim show ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}''.
* [=WilyKit=] and [=WilyKat=] from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* Goes for Freddie and Ferdy Fox in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' as well.
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