[[quoteright:350:[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HomestarHomsar_2280.gif]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:On the left, Homestar. On the right, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Homsar.]]]]

At first, you'd think this character would be the long-lost twin of another character. But then you start to notice the differences. This character just seems off. It could be due to having a completely opposite personality (without being a full-on EvilTwin). It could be due to exaggerating the original character's foibles. This character may even appear to be an OffModel version of the original.

Regardless, this character is like a funhouse reflection of the original - distorted in possibly unimaginable ways, but still clearly patterned after the original.

Compare with EvilKnockoff and EvilTwin (the more sinister versions) and SendInTheClones (when multiple OddballDoppelganger characters are introduced to cash in on the popularity of the original). Can lead to OtherMeAnnoysMe. For the original German word, see {{Doppelganger}}.

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!!Examples:

[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* Kanchome from ''Manga/ZatchBell'' can transform into replicas of other charecters, but they're far from perfect. One had a nose that would make Cyrano De Bergerac feel normal and another has a forehead as big as the torso, luckily for him the people he had to fool were idiots

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} was originally this to Franchise/{{Superman}}. He's since been used as a full EvilKnockoff more often.
* In ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman Annual #1'', a crazy Earth-3 version of Deathstroke appears--who is strongly implied to be MarvelComics' {{Deadpool}}.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has "Stripper Lily", who speaks with an Eastern European accent, and "Mexican Wrestler Ted", who is exactly what it sounds like. The other characters had doppelgangers as well, but not particularly oddball ones.
** Barney could actually be considered the oddball doppleganger to his counter-part: a renowned, straight laced, consummately professional, fertility specialist.
* Played with in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' where Elaine comes across a [[{{Superman}} "bizarro"]] version of her gang of guy friends: one member who is strangely like Jerry, one strangely like George, and one strangely like Kramer (as well as a mailman strangely like Newman). The twist, however, is that these counterparts, though definitely reminiscent of the originals, are actually more "normal" than the regular gang.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' has Fake Crash, who usually cameos as an EasterEgg in SpinOff titles, his occasional story involvement interchanges from good to neutral alliance. He differs from the already oddball Crash due to his enlarged eyebrows and teeth and dopier voice and demeanor.
* Wario may have been a villian in his first appearance but has since become this to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]. Likewise Waluigi was a much darker EvilTwin in his [[VideoGame/MarioTennis first appearance]] but nowadays plays the role of the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} black sheep oddball]]. The Wario Bros are still somewhat antagonistic but are usually PlayedForLaughs and now only show up to play [[VideoGame/WarioWare minigames]] or [[GoKartingWithBowser try to cheat at sports.]]
* In Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Chelmey and Barton have Future London counterparts Shmelmey and Shmarton.

[[AC:WebAnimation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Homsar. Strong Bad also has Senor Cardgage (as well as several others, which takes up more than half of the webshow's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters).

[[AC:WebComics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' Since Golly and Jolly are both ''biological'' clones of Molly (not true "doppelgangers"), and were raised in very different environments than she was, it makes sense that their personalities are very different from hers (and from each other's), even if they do share a lot of traits with her.
* Didi is this to Gogo Bomango in ''[[{{Webcomic/Bomango}} Bomango]].'' Didi literally just budded off of Gogo's side, because Gogo got bored one day and decided to asexually reproduce. Her bubbly and intellectual personality is nearly the opposite of Gogo's violent and temperamental one. Interestingly, although they started out looking identical (first diverging when [[IdenticalTwinIDTag Didi cut her hair short),]] their physiques have drifted till they don't even look much alike any more, with Didi being noticeably shorter and more svelte, while Gogo now has the muscles of a weightlifter.

[[AC:WebVideo]]
* Macro from ''[[WebVideo/EchoChamber [citation needed]]]''. Subverted when it's revealed that [[spoiler: he is not a clone at all, but Micro's long lost twin brother. And the reason for his odd and childish behaviour is that he was on a ton of medication for a disease in his legs.]]

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold has a country cousin Arnie, who is generally "weird". Later in the series, an episode shows there is a whole group of cuckoolandian counterparts to every other character in the series. Well, [[AllJustADream maybe]].
* Bunny from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the girls' ill-fated attempted at making a new sister. Same dress design, has a B name, and like the others has her own design color... but is also mentally handicapped and is very physically deformed.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' had [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/12/Scooby-cousins-1976.jpg Scooby Dum]], the dimwitted cousin to the eponymous character.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the local MadScientist's son creates an OffModel clone of Stan. It's got an oversized head, one arm is elongated, and about all it can say is "Bachamp, bachamp."
* A ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode has an appearance by "Lester and Eliza", looking like Bart and Lisa as they were first drawn.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has an episode where Dipper uses a photocopier, which has turned into a cloning machine. Just about all of his copies are virtually the same as him, save for the hat symbol. But at one point, the copier gets a paper jam. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mN2V3TxJBA The result...]]
** Arguably inverted by a pair of {{Recurring Extra}}s that look like a lot like Dipper and Mabel (who WordOfGod called Shmipper and Smabble): from what we've seen of them, they're painfully wholesome and normal compared to the Pines Twins.
* In ''TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Grounder was originally supposed to be Scratch's duplicate. However, Scratch pulled an extra lever on the robot maker (Which, as Robotnik emphasized, ''wasn't supposed to be pulled!'') during the construction.
-->'''Robotnik:''' There! Your exact twin!
-->'''Scratch:''' ''Twin?'' Am I that ugly?
* In ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist,'' when it's revealed that Jenny Ten was the tenth of a series of genetically engineered clones, we meet her "sister," Jenny Eight. Our Jenny wants nothing to do with Eight because she feels (quite understandably) that Eight threatens her sense of individuality. By story's end, though, we realize that their personalities are actually quite different, and the two reconcile.
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