"As regards sexual intercourse with older or younger copies of yourself, it's incest in branching or changeable timelines, and masturbation in inevitable timelines. In either case, yes, it is gay."It's a simple tale: Person photocopies self, or travels to an Alternate Universe, or another time. Person meets self. Both selves "make beautiful music" together. After all, what better person to be most intimate with? Probably more prevalent in fanfiction than in original works, but it's out there. Technically, any intimacy between a character and their Enemy Without will be this. Expect much argument amongst the characters, fans, and oftentimes even both as to whether this qualifies as actual sex, incest (it could be considered super-incest, since there's no closer relative possible than yourself, as even an identical twin will have some minute, statistically negligible genetic differences), or masturbation. In erotica, this is often considered more acceptable than most other types of fetishes (like say, incest), seeing as it's, well, impossible in reality.note Also known as selfcest, autoincest, clonecest, incesturbation, or doppelbanger. Compare and contrast Opposite-Sex Clone, Twincest, My Own Grampa. Note that this is not the same as A Date with Rosie Palms. Nor is it the same as Screw You, Elves!. Often is an invoked case of It's Okay If It's You. If the character otherwise generally considers themself asexual, might very well be a case of Single-Target Sexuality.
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- Ranma ˝: Both the manga and anime explored this, though in different manners:
- The anime filler story, which came first, created a female-only (and demonic) copy of Ranma that tried to seduce him to steal his life force, causing him to stumble around zombie-like during the day.
- The manga version centered on a haunted mirror, which created identical copies of whoever looked into it. Since the mirror had trapped the spirit of a girl who had longed to have a boyfriend, any resulting copies would then chase anyone of the opposite sex, and try to date them. When a mirror-copy of girl-Ranma was made, she was immediately smitten with boy-Ranma, and she tried to bed him on her very first night of existence. At the end of the story, a male clone was created accidentally, and both copies happily hooked up (since it would take another week for the seal on the mirror to be fixed, whatever they did afterwards belongs in the realm of imagination (and Doujinshi).
- Susumu and Nanako from Homunculus, who have sex with each other after Nanako's trepanation. They each hallucinate their partner as themselves, just with the body of the other gender (but the heads stay the same). This trope is then exploited for creeps over the next few pages in soft-core pornographic detail.
- Yes! Pretty Cure 5:
- When each Pretty Cure besides Dream is forced to face an Enemy Within while wearing the Mask of Despair. Cure Lemonade faces a creepily affectionate version of her civilian self.
- Also, a sticker set for the second season exists pairing each girl up with her implied or stated love interest: Dream with Coco and Komachi with Nuts, both of which became canon in season one; Karen with Milk, which can't be outright stated but is pretty darn close; Urara and Rin with Syrup, both of which are currently implied (but Urara seems to be winning, despite Toei earlier saying otherwise... Rin has bad luck with boys, doesn't she?), and Kurumi with... Milk again. Herself. Yeah.
- Happens in the second episode of Kaiba; the woman who helped the title character sneak onboard a spaceship copies her own memories into his body and the two of them have a little fun together... which is quite disturbing given the series' surreal and childlike artstyle. Then the copy kills the original for fear of being deleted.
- Technically, the implied attraction between Madlax and her progenitor/creator/original self Margaret would be this, seeing how she is her Enemy Without of sorts.
- In Hentai manga Alice in Sexland, an artisan created a cupboard that can spawn a perfect Hermaphrodite (and perfectly horny) clone of its female user.
- Katekyō Hitman Reborn!:
- The relationship between Mukuro and Chrome tends to feel like this. Their names are actually anagrams of each other (in Japanese "chrome" is pronounced "kuromu") note , and they look incredibly similar (other than the gender difference), coupled with the fact that they share a body...
- Most people think Tsuna and Kyoko are the closest thing to this without really being related.
- Closely related: Jail Scaglietti of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS impregnated a perfect clone of himself into Uno, who was revealed in the third Sound Stage to be his Opposite-Sex Clone. Of course, he likely did it in a scientific way, but the lack of information on how he specifically did it inspired some theories that are more base. Of course, he did this with all the rest of his cyborg "daughters" too. It's just that Uno is the only one that's an Opposite-Sex Clone.
- Patalliro of Boku Patalliro! has molested and been molested by nearly identical Patalliros of the distant past and future. Presumably they are both ancestors and descendants of the main Patalliro. Let that sink in.
- In Beat Angel Escalayer, Sayuka gets raped by FM77, who is based off her, though may not actually be a clone. Oddly enough, after a Defeat Means Friendship, she develops the "cute little sister" personality.
- Sailor Moon:
- In Kaguya Hime, a few characters express interest in the bodies of their clones, but that's (probably) usually because they need their organs. Julian, though, is definitely very interested in his clone Miller; among other things, he mentions having seen an almost-unnoticeable scar on Miller's body during a sex scene in one of the films Miller played in, and later does something that was either nuzzling his face very tenderly, or kissing him (darn you, Discretion Shot). Not to mention the reason he wanted to find Miller in the first place.
- The last (non-canon) episode of Kämpfer ends with the gender-swapping protagonist married to him/herself. And he/she/they had a child.
- The yuri one-shot, Endless Narcissus, is about a girl who loves herself so much she goes and gets a clone of herself ( Her clone turns out to be just as Yandere as she is, and murders her out of jealousy, just as she had done to someone else before).
- The Inspectors anime of Super Robot Wars Original Generation has Alfimi kissing Excellen while her clothes start disintegrating.SPOILER
- The Bait-and-Switch Credits of Puella Magi Madoka Magica feature a Transformation Sequence in which a pair of naked Madokas get extremely cuddly with each other. This might be the only time you'll see a Magical Girl get dressed via symmetrical docking.
- Bondage Fairies: Fairies are apparently so narcissistic, they will do their own reflections... which turns out to be a bad thing, since they'll often waste away in the process.
- Invoked in Macross Frontier The False Songstress and Wings of Goodbye where part of Sheryl's on stage performances involve her being seduced by herself (or rather a holographic projection of herself, often times in male clothing).
- The opening of Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine ends with two Fujikos making out.
- In the final volume of Devilman Lady it is revealed that Lucifer reincarnated himself into this world as a sister and brother (who changed his gender to hide himself), then had sex with him/her/themselves, became pregnant, gave birth (within hours of the act), then fused back into one hermaphrodite self—all of this to give birth to a man who was his beloved in previous life... Yup. It must have been made on drugs.
- In Haiyore! Nyarko-san, protagonists Mahiro and Nyarko undergo a "Freaky Friday" Flip... which affects Nyarko's attempts to seduce Mahiro not a single iota. She doesn't seem to understand why he gets so freaked out when she barges into the bathroom, giving him an eyeful of his own naked body and suggesting they "get to know each others' bodies".
- The second series of Magic Knight Rayearth has a dark variation of this, combined with Enemy Without. Anime-only villainess Nova is violently obsessed with Hikaru, often declaring her love for Hikaru and threatening to murder her and anyone she loves in the same breath. One of the openings even had Hikaru kissing a reflection of Nova. Late in the series, it was revealed that Nova is actually the manifestation of Hikaru's self-hatred and dark feelings after killing Princess Emeraude. The last episode has Hikaru accepting that Nova is a part of herself and returning to her body.
- In the last episode of Black★Rock Shooter, Strength reveals that the Otherselves fight because they love their human counterparts. She caresses Yuu's face and says she loves her.
- In Shamanic Princess, when young Tiara is trying to tame her bond creature-to-be Graham, her latent power manifests as a red-skinned (and naked) version of her powered-up form as an adult. It proceeds to grab her and give her a deep kiss.
- In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki has repeatedly hallucinated conversations with alternate versions of himself that fuel what fans have dubbed "Kanekicest". The first time, his alternate self borrows the form of his former girlfriend, but reminds him that she's actually him. He ends up pinning her to the ground and straddling her suggestively before eating her while she praises him. Later encounters with himself involve considerable cuddling, hand-holding, Headbutts of Love, and borderline molestation. Suffice to say, Kaneki needs a hug and the only person to give it to him is himself.
- Heavily implied in the OVA of Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation between Vert and her Alternate Self.
- In Otome No Teikoku Mahiro and Mahiru are so alike one would be forgiven for thinking them twins, but in reality they are unrelated and they are obsessed with each other.
- In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, Dark Illya tries to force an intimate relationship with Illya, who she is a copy of, on at least one occasion. They're interrupted before she can get very far.
- In one bit, stand-up comedian David Cross jokes about this guy at the gym fantasizing about pulling himself out of the mirror, and the two thems dance to Barbra Streisand music, make out, and then "they fuck each-other on the Flexinator 500!"
- The basic premise of this sketch by the The Whitest Kids U' Know.
- In a broadly similar vein, Woody Allen once quipped: "Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love."
- A common joke: "My own clone! Now neither of us will be virgins!"
- In one of Jim Gaffigan's specials, he says couldn't have sex with another man, "unless he looked like me." "Jim-on-Jim" action, indeed.
- Jamie Madrox (a second-string X-affiliated character) has the power of self-duplication, which allows him to split into multiple physical copies of himself, sometimes with distinct personalities. Guess what trope comes up in about 90% of Madrox-related Fanfic. One of Madrox's duplicates brings out the subject when he's sitting bored at a bar. He indicates he'd rather continue to be bored.
- An unusually blatant example, The Sentry and the Void are both alter-egoes of the same man, split into two bodies, who have passionately kissed on at least one occasion. Void tells Sentry he loves him and then aggressively tongue kisses him. Sentry responds by tossing Void into the Sun!, so he obviously didn't enjoy it.
- Supergirl has an alternate-universe doppelganger named Power Girl, who is basically her, only ten years older and more aggressively individualistic, with shorter hair and... well, if you've ever heard of the character, you know what else. There is a(n un)surprising amount of Supergirl×Power Girl slashfic. In 2013, DC took advantage of this, announcing Supergirl would soon lose her virginity to Power Girl. Guess what day they announced it on? The fans were not amused.
- XXXenophile delved into the trope more than once, with an unexplained duplicate in "Self Indulgence", alternate-reality counterparts in "Dopplegangbang", clones in "Family Reunion", and a situation in "Heart of Stone" where a cleric has to turn two of her fellow party members into illusionary duplicates of herself in order to satisfy the conditions of a curse.
- Once he discovers that the Jaeger-monster is the Anthropomorphic Personification of his anger, Finder's Magri White declares that he can do as he pleases with him, and proceeds to play tonsil hockey with him.
- Played with in Cerebus the Aardvark. Cerebus learns about halfway through the series that he is a hermaphrodite whose genital arrangement could have led to him impregnating himself if his uterus had not been permanently damaged when he was a child.
- Deadpool once went to another dimension where he encountered a female version of himself and they made out. He then declares Squick.
- In Little Ego (an erotic parody of Little Nemo), Ego has a dream where her reflection steps out of the mirror and starts to have sex with her. Then the reflections of both of them step out of the mirror and join them. And then the reflections of all four. And then she wakes up.
- In Green Lantern comics, the title character's girlfriend, Carol Ferris, was once possessed by a creature made entirely out of love called the Predator. He gave her a Literal Split Personality, in this case separating her masculine side from her feminine side. His ultimate plan was to achieve this trope, but it didn't work out, largely because the male version of Carol turned out to be a creepy stalker.
- The Ultimate Spider-Man version of Spider-Woman is a female clone of Peter Parker who has all of his memories. As she and Peter are about to part ways, the two of them share an "awkward hug".
Ultimate Spider-Woman: For the record, I'd regard it as masturbation. Just saying.
- This may not be a literal application of the trope, but when Most Excellent Super-bat of the Super Young Team met a young woman cosplaying as him, he felt he couldn't pass up the opportunity to get with her. He claims it was the simple fact that there are people out there who practically worship him that got him so turned on, but it's hard to not see it as an exercise in narcissism.
- In the 2011 Dollhouse Epitaphs mini-series, an Ivy imprint in a male body and an Ivy imprint in a female body are seen hooking up, though Alpha (with whom the Ivy imprints are trying to raise an anti-Rossum army) interrupts them before they can get fully undressed.
- Fantomex and Cluster in Uncanny X-Force. Slightly odd situation; Fantomex was originally a mutant with three brains, and a medical incident resulted in each brain being given its own clone body, one of which (Cluster) was female. So in a sense they're the same person.
- Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen almost winds up in a three-way involving himself, Laurie, and himself, but Laurie was squicked out by it (it doesn't make her any happier to discover that he's got more copies working on his experiments in the other room at the same time). Strictly speaking this is not quite the trope, since it's obvious that he doesn't really care one way or the other about sex and is just doing it because he thinks it will make Laurie happy. However, with that in mind it's plausible that it could have wound up squarely in this trope had Laurie given him positive feedback.
- In the Survival Geeks story "Geeks Fatales", when our heroes meet their counterparts from a gender-flipped universe where Firefly got at least three seasons, boy Sam starts to ask girl Sam if she'd ever wondered... Girl Sam angrily cuts him off and storms out. In the very next panel, Rufus and Ruby are already making out.
- Zombo: Agents Ying and Yang are both split from the same person. When one of them is killed, his other self reminisces about how they had sex together.
- The comic strip "Duplicity" that ran in the final issue of Amberzine told the tragic tale of a women who had an affair with a male shadow of herself in the Amber universe.
- Enough artwork on Deviant ART depicts this to last a viewer years if they're into such stuff.
- Pictured above is fanart containing three versions of Setsuna F. Seiei from Mobile Suit Gundam 00. However, the show lacks any ways to make it actually happen.
- A throw-away line in the Total Drama Do Over series, has an off hand line from Zoey to her then boyfriend Mike about Vito popping up.
- (They all laugh. Mike gasps into Vito)
- Mike/Vito: AYO! Those were my glory days ya talkin bout. The girls couldn't get nuf' of me! (Mike/Vito scoots towards Zoey) Especially THIS babe.
- Zoey: (narrows her eyes at Mike/Vito) Aren't you currently in a relationship with Svetlana, Vito? (Mike/Vito goes wide eyed)
- Mike/Vito: Ugh… why'd you like to ruin mah fun, huh? (gasps back to Mike)
- It's truly bizarre because Vito and Svetlana are alternate personalities of Mike, who in turn is an alternate personality of Mal
- Pick a film/TV series. Guaranteed there's at least one fic out there of a character screwing a different character that actor has played. Which is sort of like screwing yourself.
- Star Trek: Voyager:
- The fandom wound up with this due to the actor for Tom Paris having been on Next Generation as an entirely different character. So a lot of fanfic winds up with the two characters meeting up in some bar, drunk. (Or, alternatively, just doing a Recycled Script of someone else's fic with Tom being such a narcissist he heads to the holodeck to copy himself.)
- Then there is all the times Voyager crewpeople have met duplicates of themselves. Or not met the duplicates of themselves. They really do give the actors lots of roles to play.
- There are tons of Jackson Rippner / Jonathan Crane fics out there; Cillian Murphy on Cillian Murphy action. At least one person has actually thrown Jim from 28 Days Later (also played by Murphy) into it...
- Doctor Who:
- There's an R-rated Ninth Doctor×Claude Rains fic out there (both played by Christopher Eccleston). It is... surreal.
- As well as quite a few Tenth Doctor×Casanova tales. Although this was pretty much inevitable, considering the actor in question.
- Although never even hinted at in-series, the use of "regeneration" in Doctor Who and the propensity for the Doctor to meet his past selves has all the inevitable implications. There is even an entire livejournal community dedicated to exactly this. There are so many works devoted to relations between the tenth Doctor and the copy regenerated from his preserved hand that they have their own trope name: Tencest.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe:
- Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Harry Potter!Helena Bonham-Carter × Sweeney Todd!Helena Bonham-Carter.
- Star Trek: Voyager:
- Any character with a split personality (especially where the other half is a Bishōnen), such as H/Allelujah from Mobile Suit Gundam 00, D.N.Angel or Yu-Gi-Oh!, will be given this treatment in some niche of whatever fandom the character appears in. Explicitly, said "characters" in one body (like Allelujah and Hallelujah) will instead be two separate characters all together, and... will make music together. And this is not restricted to anime.
- Especially Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Perhaps the most popular pairing in the fandom is Yugi and Yami. Add in Yami's past self Atem for a threesome. There's also Bakura and "Ryo", and Marik and "Malik", fanon names for the evil and good sides of the characters. Kaiba and Set (his past self) is also popular.
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! GX fandom has something called Monochromeshipping, which pairs up Season 3 Manjuome Jun with... Season 2 Manjoume Jun (however, in most fanfiction, whatever happens between the two Juns happens purely in his head.)
- There's also Thundershipping, which pairs anime!Manjoume with manga!Manjoume. Judai×Haou and Johan×Possesed!Johan are also fairly common.
- Fire up again after the sequel series Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V aired, because the show used Another Dimension and Identical Stranger. Fanfics exists for any combination of Yuya / Yuto / Yugo / Yuri and Yuzu / Serena (or sometimes even all of them).
- Katekyō Hitman Reborn!:
- Besides canon (see above), there are all those fanworks that pair up the boys with their "ten years later" versions of themselves... there's even official art of the characters together with their older selves. Undoubtedly there's also a fanart/fic pairing the cast with the first generation of Vongola family. Who look almost exactly like the tenth generation.
- Pairing the hero Tsuna in Hyper Dying Will Mode with Tsuna in his normal state is far from uncommon.
- It's an old question in Legion of Super-Heroes fandom whether Triplicate Girl sleeping with herselves would be incest or masturbation...
- Lavi and Deak from D.Gray-Man. Also, Allen and the Fourteenth Noah. And I've actually seen a fic where Allen was paired with his innocence.
- The title character of Naruto is technically able to create a clone of himself—of the opposite gender to top—and the fans haven't ignored its potential. It's called the Harem Jutsu for a reason.
- Ranma ˝:
- Lemon fics use this with Ranma's male and female sides. Some would say far too often; others would say not often enough. There is even at least two Mind Screw fanfics where it is revealed that, thanks to some Time Travel, Ranma is both his own father and his own mother... (One where he's actually both Genma and Nodoka, and another where he gives himself up for adoption to the Saotomes.)
- It's not always strictly limited to Ranma(s). Other characters can get on with themselves, either through alternate universes, or with creative use of the Spring of Drowned Twins (usually the "instant", i.e. temporary, powder form), adding a dose of Instant Drowned Male/Female water to make the pairing heterosexual.
- This can be argued as the case of the fanshipping of Luc and Sasarai in Suikoden. While they are Polar Opposite Twins in terms of personality and their canonical relationship more closely resembles Cain and Abel, the fact that they are cloned Artificial Humans of their father means that they are genetically identical, making any pairing with them riding the line with this trope.
- Youko Kurama×Shuuichi Kurama is seen occasionally in YuYu Hakusho fanfic, but they're not usually portrayed as the same person.
- There is a really bizarre (pun completely intended) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure lemon which included Will×Gyro and Jonathan×Johnny pairings. May or may not count though as Gyro and Johnny are their alternate universe incarnations, but look and act very different.
- There are many pairings which involve Stands and their users being together.
- DiavoloxDoppio also has a few pieces of fanart dedicated to it.
- Star Trek:
- There's William T. Riker's transporter clone W. Thomas Riker, who has the advantages of being A) one of the vanishingly rare Star Trek duplicates who is not remerged, killed, or returned to his home universe at the end of the episode, and B) Jonathan Frakes. Andrew Hussie and Jan van den Hemel managed to use Manipulative Editing on some episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation to make this come true on screen.
- Goatee!Spock from the Mirror Universe is the other major example of a duplicate character left kicking around after his episode. Considering that Spock is one half of the pairing that originated the term Slash...
- Not to mention Nu!Spock×Spock Prime on the Star Trek Kink Meme. Oh, yes, it's happened. But after all, this is the kink meme we're talking about. There is also Nu!Kirk×Kirk Prime, and possibly others, but the two Spocks do have the advantage of already being in the same universe.
- Haruhi Suzumiya:
- Various doujins of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have this. Specifically, Mikuru and her future self, with some help from Kyon.
- Pairing the characters with their Suzumiya Haruhi no Seitenkan counterparts is surprisingly common, with Kyon and Kyonko being by far the most favorite.
- One of the well-known example is Tea of Sagittarius series, where the original Kyon is accidentally genderbent into a female version, which made Haruhi almost freak out in happiness to the point that Mikuru and Itsuki suffers same fate. Long short story, Haruhi unconsciously summons male Kyon from another world as well. Regadless, out of curiousity, pride, and self denial they began to explore the world of sexual perversion in secret, taking advantage of their current state and both insist that this would count as masturbation instead. It wouldn't be so bad if this ISN'T about Kyon & Kyonko we're talking about, as someone commented:
- In Kyon: Big Damn Hero, Kyon has a dream involving Mikuru and Adult!Mikuru but stops thinking about it before it goes into any detail.
- There is a Code Geass slash fic where Zero and Suzaku are fighting over Lelouch's affections. The author has also written other stories involving Zero/Lelouch and has admitted in one of her other slash fics that Fanfiction.Net to add Zero's name to the character list for the sole purpose of writing these types of fanfiction.
- Loki fangirls tend to pair his female form with the man himself, usually his Tom Hiddleston incarnation. Or they just pair multiple male forms with each other, considering one of his tricks in the movies is to make multiple copies of himself. Fics make those copies tangible, of course. Since Loki: Agent of Asgard there are actually multiple versions of him around thanks to an impressive Timey-Wimey Ball, yes, some people ship them.
- Danny Phantom:
- Somehow, there are Danny Fenton×Danny Phantom pairing fan-works, even though it's impossible because he's one person... Unless you count the thing with the dream catcher that can split him into two halves twice.
- Then there's also Danny×Dani...
- And his future self. Yes, that future self. Before you think about that too hard, there is an actual fic for that: Narcissism. It's quite horrifying, and sadly a Dead Fic.
- There's always the fact that one of his powers is actually creating duplicates of himself. And yes, one of the duplicates can go back to human with the other staying as ghost. Granted only Vlad and his Bad Future self did that, but it's only a matter of training for Danny to do it.
- This is the gimmick Danny and Sam use in the Facing the Future Series when Sam dresses as Danny for Halloween, much to the creepiness of Tucker and Valerie.
- The World Ends with You has attracted a lot of this, thanks to the implication that there are alternate universes that may be crossed.
- While the prospect doesn't exist, the fandom of To Love-Ru continues to clamor for an actual Opposite-Sex Clone conveniently given a place in the male protagonist's Harem, due to his Attractive Bent-Gender as a result of a Transformation Ray. Then again, because of the female protagonist's status as a Gadgeteer Genius, the likelihood of this happening isn't so far out...
- Super Robot Wars:
- Super Robot Wars Reversal gives players the choice of either playing as Raul or Fiona Gureden, who's really the same person. Plenty of fanworks used this trope, but when they were brought into the Super Robot Wars Original Generation sub-series as Half-Identical Twins, it became Brother–Sister Incest.
- Kazuma Ardygun and Aria Advance of Super Robot Wars W, the latter being his Opposite-Sex Clone created by The Database. Since Kazuma holds the dubious honor of being the first Original Generation in the franchise not to wind up with a Love Interest, doujin and fan artists had a field day with this trope by pairing them together.
- Ever since Tomb Raider: Underworld, there's been an increasing number of pics with Lara and her Doppleganger from that game.
- Brothers, a Gargoyles fanfic, features multiple clones of Anton Sevarius, some of them gender-swapped, and the daughter that one pair among them decided to create the old-fashioned way as an experiment. (Note that this story occurs more than halfway through an extensive fanfic continuity.)
- There's at least one doppleganger shipping: between Ash and a cross-dressed Ash and the pseudo-example of malevolent shipping: Ash and the king of Pokélantis, who takes Ash's form.
- Depending on your viewpoint, either Lyra from Heartgold and Soulsilver is based off the female Crystal protagonist Kris (she technically never had a canon name and looks incredibly like her) or she is a redesigned Kris. Nevertheless Lyra/Kris is a popular pairing.
- More than a few fanworks ship Red's classic design (Gen 1-Gen 2) with his modern one. Red's fanon design (Pixiv!Red, Uber!Red), and occasionally a cross-canon counterpart like Ash from the anime or Red from Pokémon Adventures, have been added into the mix.
- Due to the ability to choose between three designs of Calem and Serena from Pokémon X and Y people have begun shipping the canon design, Ambiguously Brown design, and blue eyed design.
- That Guy with the Glasses:
- In the fandom, both The Nostalgia Critic×Ask That Guy and Spoony×Dr. Insano are extremely popular. For the former, dub-con and Mind Rape are pretty much par for the course (it's also been made into incest) and while the latter isn't so bad because of Insano's woobie-dom, it's usually presented as innately creepy.
- And Linkara×Mechakara. As you can probably tell from how Mechakara is in canon, it's also insanely disturbing. Technically Mechakara only looks like Linkara as part of a disguise. Proper selfcest would be Pollo×Mechakara.
- One Sailor Moon fanartist and fanfiction writer, Bill K., lets Sailor Pluto have some fun this way, with several time-traveling future selves.
- Kingdom Hearts
- The series has a strangely huge potential for this (and don't think for a second fandom hasn't picked up on this), with Riku and the Riku Replica, Demyx and his waterclones, Xemnas and Xehanort's Heartless (heck, why not Xehanort himself?), Roxas and Sora, Kairi and Namine, and most recently, Sora and Xion. And Roxas and Xion. And Sora, Roxas, and Xion, for a threesome of selfcest.
- There is a good chance the whole Roxas, Sora, Xion thing could go even further with Ven, who undoubtedly is in some way "the same being" as Sora×Roxas×Xion, given his appearance and voice being absolutely identical to Roxas'. So now we have foursome potential, although this assumes they can all co-exist, but we don't know yet for sure if that can potentially happen. And Vanitas makes five.
- There's also the innumerable stories and drawings which pair the Squaresoft Expies from Kingdom Hearts with their original inspirations.
- Just for a compelte list: the past and present versions of Mickey and Pete, Vexen and Vexen Replica(s), Sora and Anti-Sora, Roxas and Shadow Roxas, Donald, Goofy and Sora's Master Form (technically), Roxas and Ven, Vanitas and Ven, the real and virtual versions of Hayner, Pence, Olette, Seifer, Vivi, Fuu, Rai, Setzer and Kingdom Hearts itself. In Final Mix, there's the real and virtual versions of everyone in Organization XIII, and Larxene and Zexion's copies...
- Xemnas and Saix, who are actually a very popular fan pairing, are basically this since Saix is possessed by Xehanort. Strangely, the fans don't seem to have picked up on this.
- Ace Attorney series:
- Diego Armando×Godot. The game had some people believe that Diego and Godot are twins, at least before the reveal. The obvious difference in their looks was explained with partial albinism, which is known to cause problems with eyesight along with the obvious white hair. And as no-one knew what colour Godot's eyes were and fangirls are prone on jumping the gun...
- On a more lighter side, but still pretty creepy, is fanart of crossovers between the US and Japanese counterparts. Phoenix (US) seems to be always portrayed as enjoying Ryuichi's (JPN) company a little TOO much...
- And all the scarred Matt Engarde×"refreshing like a spring breeze" Matt Engarde. There's even a popular dôjinshi devoted to them gang-banging Edgeworth.
- Mia. Original, Maya-style or Pearl-style. The third iteration gets a little creepy when one remembers that the channeler is a pre-schooler.
- And in the grand tradition of people × their alternate identities, we now have Calisto Yew×Shih-na.
- Those watching the Takarazuka musical often ship Miles Edgeworth×The Miles Edgeworth Backup Dancers, all of whom dress and look exactly like him.
- Phoenix, Hobo Phoenix and Feenie. Sometimes they also throw Kid Nick into the mix.
- And now there's Edgeworth/Bratsworth (Edgeworth's 20-year-old self seen in a flashback) and Younger Ema/Older Ema.
- Fate/stay night has this trope in the form of pairing Shiro xArcher. Oh, and let not forget about Avenger too. The fanfic other hand, also have "Shiro Kotomine"(parallel world Shiro raised by Kirei).
- The Legend of Zelda:
- Sheik/Zelda is popular despite Sheik literally being Zelda crossdressing (near all fanfics ignore this and write her as being biologically male and her own character). Super Smash Bros. added fuel to the fire by seperating Zelda and Sheik; at least one fic has shipped them as OOT!Sheik and TP!Zelda. Tetra/Zelda, less so for some reason. Tetra/Sheik practically doesn't exist (and technically doesn't count)
- On the other hand, surprisingly little The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords hentai exists. But why write selfcest when the official manga itself is already catering to the pairing (Red/Blue Link, to be specific)? Freud would love to read that one.
- Dark Link and regular Link (of any game/universe) are paired together so often it long ago stopped being funny.
- There is fanart of Wind Waker Link and young Ocarina of Time Link. Also of Twilight Princess Link and adult Ocarina of time Link. And for the ones who want to cross over to shotacon territory, there's always a combination of the two... including both versions of Ocarina of Time Link together. However, the only one of those that is Screw Yourself is the Ocarina of Time Links, as the others are just expies, identical great-great-(etc)-grandson, or Generation Xerox.
- Linkcest is exceedingly common on the slash side of the fandom. The classic Link's are almost always ignored in selfcest works, with a focus being on the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As mentioned they're technically assumed to be related but at the same time are reincarnations of each other. Signs point towards the Wii U Link having a good chance of being popular for Linkcest in the future.
- Somewhere between Incest Is Relative and selfcest, shipping the Sleeping Zelda from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and classic Zelda from The Legend of Zelda I is a possibility (though people usually add Link into the mix) due to them canonically co-existing together. It's assume Zelda is a descendant of the Sleeping Zelda's brother and not a reincarnation—because how can you be reincarnated from someone who isn't even dead?
- Hilda/Zelda and Ravio/Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is dangerously close to selfcest. They're technically counterparts but have enough comparisons to blur the lines.
- The 2012 movie version of The Lorax had only been in theaters less than a month before the internet was swarmed with fanart/fanfiction/fanWHATEVER between the Young!Once-ler and The Onceler, nicknamed "The Greedler" (after he becomes successful). The cute little pairing name for it? Oncest. The Lorax fandom has elevated this to an art form, with Tumblr blogs consisting of every possible AU and personality for the Onceler, and all of them are shipped together. At this point it's no longer the Lorax fandom, its the Onceler fandom.
- There is a hella lot of Prince×Dark Prince from Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
- It's not a main pairing, but there are some Leon/Judas works in the Tales of Destiny fandom.
- In Tales of the Abyss we have Asch and Luke. There are plenty of fanfics pairing them together. And then there's Sync×Ion×Florian... Fandom has affectionately dubbed this particular brand of Screw Yourself "Replicacest."
- Breath of Fire IV (unsurprisingly) has a prodigious amount of Fou-lu×Ryu fanart and fanfic—to the point that this pairing has earned not one but two Fan Nicknames: FouRyu and Yorae Dragon Masturbation Fanwork. This is only encouraged by the fact that the two are a Literal Split Personality and that there is a manga adaptation ongoing in the same manga magazine running Vassalord. By the same company that was responsible for Peacemaker Kurogane. If this isn't brain-breaking enough, consider that Fou-lu is strongly implied to have a romantic interest with a woman who cared for him and ultimately was murdered in an attempt to literally nuke him, leading to the Fan Nickname of FouMami for the second most common pairing in the BoF IV fandom. And yes, there is a decently large chunk of the Japanese fandom in particular who writes both FouMami and FouRyu. Particularly involving comfort selfcest.
- Courtesy of his visit to the post-apocalyptic future, Dean Winchester of Supernatural gets this in fics, both in the form of Dean×future!Dean and Dean×future!Dean×future!Castiel.
- Mega Man:
- The Japanese Mega Man Star Force fandom is full of Pat×Ray fanarts.
- Classic has Gemini Man, a narcissist with the ability to clone himself. The implications aren't lost on fandom.
- Meanwhile, the Vent×Alie pairing was fairly popular for Mega Man ZX, before Advent came out. The jury is still out on whether that counts as this trope or Brother–Sister Incest.
- Mega Man Zero has one as well: Zero×Omega, Omega having Zero's original body.
- This works with Alternate Continuites too. There exists some fanarts pairing the original Lovely Angels with their Dirty Pair Flash counterparts. Sometimes adding the Adam Warren versions for variety.
- Flippy×Flippy is surprisingly popular within the Happy Tree Friends fandom.
- Vocaloid fanfiction and fanart tends to use this trope, mainly because the fandom likes creating Opposite Sex Clones of the official characters. A favorite pairing is Len×Rin, an official pair of Half-Identical Twins, which tends to overlap this with Brother–Sister Incest. And even they have their own fanmade gender-swapped clones, who actually don't look like just a second pair of the originals.
- Harry Potter:
- There has been several fics * involving Hermione, um, misusing the Time Turner in this manner.
- Don't forget polyjuice potion. "Hey, Hermione, give me a strand of your hair..."
- The Wizards of Waverly Place fic ''Selfportrait has Alex having sex with a doppelganger she created in order to paint a portrait of herself.
- Power Rangers:
- Death Note fandom has a small but dedicated contingent which ships Kira Light with mindwiped Light, in an Enemy Within-style thing.
- Axis Powers Hetalia:
- Himaruya's liberal use of opposite-gender counterparts and AUs in his own work, along with the possible nature of civil wars and so on, has led to some selfcest fics.
- One increasingly popular fanon pairing is Prussiacest, which basically pairs Prussia either with a copy of himself or his Nyotalia counterpart. The logic behind it being that only Prussia is awesome enough to be with Prussia.
- In one Calvin and Hobbes arc involving time travel, Calvin and his future self both end up taking off in the time machine leaving two Hobbeses alone. There's at least one comic floating around the Internet that... um... focuses on what they get up to in the meantime. Brain Bleach is mandatory.
- Even MOTHER 3 isn't safe from this. There is a fanbase for Claus×The Masked Man.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion:
- Rei Ayanami has a few dozen identical clones of herself stored in an LCL tank. She is the resident Innocent Fanservice Girl. This has lots of potential...
- There is a fic (NGE: Bloodlust, chapter four) including a scene where a clone vampirificates another and the two celebrate the occasion by playing with each other.
- And another one where Rei gets bored during class and starts fantasizing about her being replaced by one of her clones without her being told about it. Since one of them has to be eliminated, they hold a lesbian version of a last supper...
- Slash Fics featuring different versions of Kaworu (TV series, manga, Rebuild of Evangelion) are not uncommon.
- There's less of this from Touhou fandom than one would expect from a fandom full of Self-Fanservice.
- What does exist involves interaction between counterparts from PC-98 and Windows continuities, the canon doppelgangers in Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream, and the characters who can use body doubles to attack (especially Yuuka and Flandre). Or Yukari could just be fooling around again.
- Youmu (a half-ghost with a one human and one ghost body) can pull it off with or without magic, and it's been done to various degrees. And remember, in canon her ghost half can be altered into a copy of her human half. We will leave the rest to your imaginations.
- Nebula Nostrum, an Artemis Fowl fanfic that features Opal×Lili×Opal×Lili, essentially making it a slash clonecest love quadrilateral.
- Professor Layton rarely (since the ship has a paedophiliac nature) but still has the two Lukes of the third game, the little!Luke who is familiar to anyone who keeps up with the series, and his future self: big!Luke. Subverted when you discover "future Luke" is a sham.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
Cloud Kicker: Oh, and tell me to go buck myself. I have an amazing retort for that now.
- From the fandom, we have Pinkie/Pinkamena.
- There's a fanfic, On a Cross and Arrow, features the Mane Six travelling to an alternate universe where everyone who's female is male and vice versa, and features Fluttershy, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash falling for their male counterparts. Also heavily implied to be the case between Princess Celestia and her counterpart Prince Solaris.
- There's also Giving Love a Helping Hoof, which has the mane 6 meet their male counterparts because of an anomaly in the Elements of Harmony, forcing Princess Celestia to create male versions of not only the mane 6 but Luna and herself as well to keep the balance in Equesria (and Solaris and Artemis just for the heck of it).
- There's a considerable amount of fan art and fan fiction that turns Trixie's narcissism as seen in the show Up to Eleven. Much of it involves either Trixie fantasizing about herself with the aid of a mirror or using clones produced through magic, but in one parody fanfic she ended up having a 5-way with her reflection, a clone, a future version of herself, and a robot with her likeness. And to further complicate things, the story closed with a male version of her from a parallel universe walking in.
- Twilight Sparkle vs. The Bootstrap Paradox, a Crack Fic where Twilight has sex with her "one-week-in-the-future" self seen in "It's About Time". A similar thing happens in Private Time.
- The Many Secret Origins Of Scootaloo parodies this by having The Professor reveal that Scootaloo and her On a Cross and Arrow counterpart Rollalong are the twin children of Pinkie Pie and Berry Bubble, who threw a "party" when locked in a broom closet.
- And then we have Perfect for Me, which is part hilarious, part bizarre. It's about Twilight creating a clone of herself to help solve a series of time crunches. Then the Twilights start to fall in love with each other. Yeah, it's a strange story.
- In Diaries of a Madman, Doppel (a changeling) scares off Rainbow Dash by coming onto Rainbow while taking her form.
- Implied in a fan comic, where OC Kidder is nearby a Changeling version of himself and says "Now, neither of us will be vergins! [sic]"
- Also implied on another MLP fan post done on tumblr, which ends with surprise cunnilingus.
- The fandom generally paints background pony Cloud Kicker as a Loveable Sex Maniac. When circumstances result in a Changeling modelocked into Cloud Kicker's shape at the end of Eakin's Hard Reset, this trope is implied.
- A Chance Meeting Of Two Moons: Apparently, Celestia and her human counterpart have done this. Ditto for Solaris and his human counterpart, whom Solaris claims initiated it.
- Sonic the Hedgehog:
- One of the infamous Robotnik comics from 4chan features this.
- Sonic and Scourge also seems popular with the fandom. Scourge is Sonic from a Mirror Universe who recently Took a Level in Badass who wears cool leather and has cool scars, along with being very popular with the fanbase (and fangirls especially), so its unsurprising the fanbase made Slash Fic of them.
- Persona 4 fandom: Shadow-on-human action? There's a pretty huge chunk of Yaoi Fangirls who will slash Yosuke with himself, or Kanji with his Armoured Closet Gay, or Teddie with his nihilism, or even the MC with his shadow, though he never had one... And, of course, people with other people's shadows, or others' shadows AND the human, out of some forced yet plausible Twin Threesome Fantasies. This all applies to the girls too (such as Chie and Dominatrix Bananahead), but it's just more prominent among Yaoi Fangirls. On second thought, it's not so much screwing themselves rather than aspects of themselves... but we'll save the philosophical implications for another day.
- Naoto×Shadow Naoto is one of the more popular Human×Shadow pairings.
- And its predecessor Persona 3's most popular yaoi pairing is Minato×Ryoji. Take note that Ryoji is supposed to be a part of Minato. This also applies for Ryoji×Female Protagonist shippers.
- Or Minato x Female Protagonist
- Since her creation in Phase 3 of Gorillaz, Cyborg!Noodle has naturally appeared in fanarts where she's making out with Real!Noodle.
- When Dante in Devil May Cry 3 gained the Doppleganger ability, it gave the fangirls an excuse to do this. Not that Dante didn't have enough problems already, given that he has Vergil pestering him.
- StarCraft: An artist on DeviantArt was badgered into producing this image involving Zergified!Kerrigan and Terran!Kerrigan. For all intents and purposes she seems quite disturbed by having actually drawn it.
- If we assume that in Bleach, the Inner Hollow is a part of a shinigami's soul, Ichigo×Hichigo pairing is basically this. The same goes for shipping any shinigami with his or her zanpaktou.
- Team Fortress 2, having two teams only seperate in team colour, is naturally rife with this. For some reason Scout is the one who gets it worst.
- From Dragon Ball Z, there is Future Bulma×Bulma as well as Future Trunks×Trunks. Both pairings are technically possible in-universe, thanks to Bulma being a genius and inventing a time-machine.
- Anders from Dragon Age II is sometimes paired with his Superpowered Evil Side, Justice/Vengeance.
- While Elliot and his Opposite-Sex Clone Ellen from El Goonish Shive would rather avoid thinking about it in the webcomic, there are naturally Rule 34 pics of them together.
- Quite common in the fandom, particularly with the Time players whose powers include Stable Time Loop formation. Dreambubbles allow characters to contact alt-universe dead versions of themselves in their sleep. With the way the trolls' Bizarre Alien Biology works, ancestor/descendant pairings may or may not have hints of this, though it's closer to incest; ancestors and descendants are born centuries apart and happen to have very similar genetic makeup.
- Definite mention of the ancestor/descendant version in Hivefled. Abusive Parents with boy-girl twin offspring and a selfcest fetish makes for bad bad things.
- Adventure Time has an in-universe Rule 63 known as "Fionna and Cake", which also happens to be in-universe fanfiction. One of the most common ships is Finn with his counterpart Fionna, though Bubblegum×Gumball and Marceline×Marshall Lee are common pairings. No shipping of Finn× Ice King! Finn, though.
- Fullmetal Alchemist has the popular slash pairing of Greed (the second incarnation) and Ling-while ultimately different people, Greed shares the same body as Ling. If you want to stretch the definition, pairing any the Homunculi may count as they're emotions of Father that he removed from himself.
- Deadly Premonition has a not-insignificant following for York and Zach—the main character and his imaginary friend, who is technically his split personality. Although they technically share a body, it seems to be possible for them to meet and exist in separate bodies in the otherworld that appears in their dreams.
- A recurring theme in Puella Magi Madoka Magica fanart is showing interactions between Homura pre-contract and post-contract, often adding Madoka into the mix.
- The Saki doujin, Buchou Musou (translated, the Unrivaled Club President), has Hisa paired with several major and minor characters, and ultimately concludes with Hisa paired with herself.
- The popularity of the fanfics r9kElsa Is Suffering and A Snowflake in Spring and has led to fanart shipping the two versions of Elsa together. The fact that she is a Celibate Hero (led to the fan writers freedom to decide what her sexuality is) and a Launcher of a Thousand Ships and is able to create sentient life from her ice power does not help the matter.
- Shipping Elsa with her earlier design with the spikey short hair—dubbed "Evil Elsa" or just "Onion" by fans—is very common. Even more common is to add Anna into the mix for an extra messed up, incest ridden OT3.
- South Park: The Princess Kenny humor page on this very wiki has Kenny continuously and repeatedly profess his love for his princess alter-ego from South Park: The Stick of Truth. This ends up getting him killed by the admins.
- Gravity Falls: there's more than a few fics slashing Dipper with his magic photocopier duplicate Tyrone.
- The NSFW webcomic Shädbase pairs up the adult April O'Neil from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon with the teenage April O'Neil from the 2012 CGI cartoon, casting them as sisters for extra fetish.
- Defied in The Wrong Reflection when Captain Kanril Eleya walks in on her mirror universe counterpart, who's in sickbay stripped to the waist.
Dal Kanril Eleya: (sarcastically) See anything you like, Captain?
Captain Kanril Eleya: I don't swing that way. Just saw you, is all.
- Transformers: A great example of the trope is the numerous fanart and fanfic of transformers (usually Autobots) somehow running into their Shattered Glass counterparts and getting... screwed. A more specific example is a work featured on Archive of Our Own and Fanfiction.Net is one about Smokescreen (the young adult/late teen version from Transformers Prime), titled "Gettin Off On You Getting Off On Me". Obviously NSFW.
- Total Drama: While it's not so common, many fans enjoy pairing Mike with his alternate personalities (or just pairing off the alters with each other). Perhaps the most strange of them all is shipping Mike with his evil alter, Mal. A (non-explicit) Mal/Mike fic can be read here.
- Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge includes this as the first event in the life of Cloud Angle's Opposite-Sex Clone, Azul. They were intending to avoid a Virgin Sacrifice plot.
- Fans of Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within like to ship Alyssa with her male Split Personality, Bates.
- In the The Powerpuff Girls fandom, when it comes to Les Yay Shipping it's common to ship the girls with their Evil Counterparts from an Alternate Universe, The Powerpunk Girls.
- The Captain America fic Except it Abide in the Vine features some multiverse comics!Bucky-on-movie!Bucky action (with illustrations). Comics!Bucky even calls it masturbation when Sam finds them obviously post-coital the next morning.
- In the aptly named fic Doppelganger, the character Clay Appuzzo from the show I'm Dying Up Here picks up the Winter Soldier for a one-night-stand. Both characters are played by the same actor.
- In the Kim Possible fanfic, At The Centerfold Of The Storm, Shego mentions that Wego has used his powers as 'the ultimate form of masturbation'. Don't ask how she knows.
- Given that there are three paths for each character in Elsword this is prevalent among the characters. It isn't uncommon to see two or even all three versions of one character being paired together in fanworks.
Films — Animation
Films — Live-Action
- In The 6th Day, Adam Gibson, who was cloned without his knowledge, tells the villain he should clone himself while he's still alive. The villain asks if it would be so he could get Adam's unique perspective. Adam says, "No, so you can go fuck yourself." (and when the dead villain falls over an unconscious/incomplete clone of himself, Adam's reply is "When I said you should screw yourself, I didn't mean it literally.")
- A deleted scene in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me has Number 2 from the past and future in bed, smoking cigarettes, and the older one musing that it's not technically cheating. This is based on the gag actually used at the end of the movie, with two temporally displaced versions of Austin ending up in bed with his Love Interest.
Austin: Paging Dr. Freud!
- In Click, when we're introduced to the year 2017, a newscast can be heard in the background stating that: "Michael Jackson, the first man to clone himself, is suing himself for molesting himself." Now sadly Harsher in Hindsight.
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- In several film adaptations, Jekyll and Hyde hallucinate each other and so are able to interact. Usually they fight or argue, but sometimes their actions can get a bit... suggestive. Rather appropriate given that one of the possible literary interpretations of the book is as an allegory to the double life that was necessary for Victorian-era gay men.
- The 2002 John Hannah adaptation is a prime example of this, with Hyde often getting intimately close to Jekyll, and even licking him on the cheek at one point, and in the 2008 film starring Dougray Scott, at one point Hyde pins Jekyll to the wall and kisses him. That's the farthest that any movie adaptation has ventured to go, but several fanfiction works have taken this idea even further.
- The John Waters movie Female Trouble stars a character played by Divine who gets raped and impregnated by a man... who is also played by Divine. She ends up homeless and she calls her baby daddy for help.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has Jack Sparrow kiss someone disguised as him.
Jack: I've always wanted to do that.
- In Predestination, like —All You Zombies— on which it is based, Jane is made pregnant by a future version of herself who went through a sex change and came back through time.
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country: Kirk to fellow Klingon-gulag inmate Martia, who turns out to be a shapeshifter, formerly in the form of an attractive female humanoid and now in the form of Kirk himself. A bit of Adam Westing in there for William Shatner, playing off his perceived enormous ego:
Kirk: I can't believe I kissed you!
Martia: Must have been your lifelong ambition!
- As Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies demonstrates, it doesn't always require two people to do this, when an evil Jerkass Genie and a careless wish are involved. It doesn't end well either, as the mutated lawyer literally screws himself to death.
- The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold. The eponymous time traveler has sex with both male and female versions of himself, sometimes several at a time.
- "—All You Zombies—" by Robert A. Heinlein. In which the unmarried mother, the seducer, their illegitimate child, the recruiter for the time-travel corps, and the bartender to whom he/she tells his/her story all turn out to be the same person.
- Heinlein's Time Enough for Love: Lazarus Long at first objects to screwing his own identical-twin female clones, but relents when they assure him it's no more than "Narcissus loving himself."
- Downtiming The Night Side, by Jack Chalker. Not as squicky as it sounds: By the time the hero/heroine hooks up with him/herself they are essentially different people thanks to a Gender Bender, several time loops and the side effects of the book's time travel Phlebotinum.
- F.M. Busby wrote a short story with a similar concept using Reincarnation instead of a Gender Bender. The hero dies and finds himself reborn in the past as the girl who will eventually become his beloved wife. He/she then gets to re-experience their life together from her perspective, eventually giving birth to a daughter who turns out to be (surprise, surprise) him/herself yet again, reborn once more into the past.
- Fifteen-year-old Henry finds an outlet for his pubescent sexual urges this way (and, it's implied, repeatedly) in The Time Traveler's Wife. For added fun, his father walks into the room and catches him (them?) in flagrante. Henry rationalizes having gay sex with himself as a parallel to masturbation, and the obvious course of action that "anyone" would take in his situation (thankfully, his eponymous wife never needs to hear about it). Note that possibly they were only jerking each other off. And the father walks in on them post whatever-happened, although it was still totally obvious to him that it was something sexual.
- Parallelities by Alan Dean Foster not only has the main character bedding an alternate female version of himself while traveling through The Multiverse, he eventually finds an alternate Earth populated entirely by doubles of himself.
- The Darkover novel Two to Conquer has the main character meet up with an exact physical duplicate of himself. The expected interaction occurs.
- Sex with Ghosts, by Sarah Kanning.
- While the book doesn't get that far, in Majyk By Design by Esther Friesner, a cat (talking, magical) named Scandal gets split up into a number of copies by villains (who can control the copies). By the end of the book, he reabsorbs them. Except for the one representing his female side, who being just a kitten was useless to them and out of the fight. He's accelerating her maturation, for this trope's purpose, with her full encouragement. (They are the only two cats in this world...)
- "Nine Lives", an early Ursula K. Le Guin story, has a set of ten clones, five male and five female, who join some place where there were already two normal people working. When the clones have sex with each other, one of the non-clones says, "Oh, let them have their damned incest!" and the other says, "Incest or masturbation?" (The clone-sex wasn't a major plot point, just a part of showing how the clone-group couldn't relate properly to outsiders.)
- A similar case of clone incest appears in John Varley's Titan, where the lab-cloned Polo sisters privately engage in behavior that's still illegal in Alabama.
- Varley's stories have often had this, including The Phantom of Kansas.
- Used romantically with several pairings amongst the Starfish Characters in Scorpion Shards. They are soul mates, so to speak, but it gets a little weird when one of them realizes he can't fall in love with someone who isn't part of the group.
- The main character in James Alan Gardner's Commitment Hour spends the last few chapters of the book having "impure" thoughts about a female clone of himself. To make matters worse, their minds are linked to share memories between them, so she "hears" every one of the thoughts. And likes them. The end of the book strongly implies the the character ends up romantically involved with his own clone, while a third, hermaphrodite clone has a whole 'nother squick going on.
- In Frederik Pohl's The Coming of the Quantum Cats, similar characters from a mulititude of timelines mix & match during a cross-time war; when a slightly more advanced timeline decides to quarantine the others to avoid eddies in the space time continuum, a lot of editions get dumped on an uninhabited Earth, where multiple copies of a particularly unsavory mook decide to set up house together.
- In With a Tangled Skein, Niobe kisses two alternate timeline versions of herself. Clearly justified, as Niobe is essentially described repeatedly as the most beautiful woman of her generation.
- The short story "Blood Sisters" by Joe Haldeman involved the Mafia cloning a young heiress in order to substitute the clone and get the inheritance. The clone didn't want any part of the plan—she thought of the original as her mother and didn't want her murdered—and went to a private detective to ask for help hiding from the Mob. When she finally met the heiress, however, the mutual attraction was strong enough to overcome any qualms about being intimate with her mother. The detective comments, "I did wonder what you would call what they were doing. Was it a weird kind of incest? Transcendental masturbation?" At the end of the story, it's mentioned that original and clone openly being lovers "started a fad among the wealthy, being the first new sexual diversion since the invention of the vibrator."
- A strange case in Sergey Lukyanenko's Autumn Visits, where Anna has a "shower moment" with her not-quite-human duplicate Mary. It's not specified exactly what they do in the shower, but their mutual attraction is clear, although Anna's attraction is mostly due to religious fervor (she believes Mary to be God).
- Isaac Asimov wrote a parody of "Home on the Range" called "Home with my Clone" ("...with the Y chromosome turned to X.")
- In Redshirts, the main characters get the actor playing one of the stars of the television show they're characters on to help them when the character he plays seduces him. Or not, they actually just talked.
- In "A Clone at Last", a short story by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg, a man who has little luck with women commissions a female clone of himself. He waits until the clone is eighteen years old before he tries to seduce her to avoid being arrested for statutory rape.
- In the book Goldfinger, when he has captured Bond and expects him to talk (also to die), Bond steels himself, telling him "you can go ____ yourself." Goldfinger good-naturedly replies "Even I am not capable of that, Mister Bond!"
- The protagonist in Robert L. Forward's Timemaster gets into a foursome with his wife, himself, and himself. Hey, it was her idea!
- In A Song of Ice and Fire, Cersei Lannister is having sex with her twin brother, and it's heavily implied to be because this is the closest she can get to having sex with herself. To the point that when Jamie returns to King's Landing looking different (having shaved his head and grown a beard) she is less attracted to him because they now look different.
- The MARZENA Series gives us Marian and Geni. Geni is actually a holographic AI clone of Marian created via mind merging with a Blank Slate. To get access to the master computer, Marian and Geni need to combine their brain activities together by fully merging with each other, resulting in supernova ghostgasms.
- The Rook technically features this, as the character of Gestalt is one mind in four bodies, including a female twin. However, in this case it serves a 'practical' purpose; by conceiving a new body with their exact genetic material, Gestalt created the potential for it to become essentially immortal so long as it conceived new bodies.
- In the Venom's Taste Forgotten Realms trilogy, Zelia (a female yuan-ti psion) likes to use Mind Seed on handsome males. This power effectively puts a weaker clone of her mind into the victim, eventually replacing it. Then she has sex with them.
- In the first season finale of 2 Broke Girls, Max looks at herself in the mirror and says "Damm girl! You look good! What are you doing tonight? Can I get your number?"
- 30 Rock:
- The incredibly self-absorbed Jenna starts dating a celebrity female impersonator of herself. It's about as close to this as a heterosexual woman can get without the benefits of advanced technology.
- In the episode where Tracy buys a "Japanese Sex Doll" of himself, Jack asks him why he would make such a purchase "other than the natural inclination to make to love to yourself".
- During the 100th episode, while everyone is hallucinating, Jack is visited by three versions of himself from his past, an alternate present, and his current future. After he resolves his existential crisis, the three of them stand around and decide that the only rational option is to go have sex with each other.
- G-Rated A.N.T. Farm. Lexi has an Erotic Dream about kissing herself at the end of "IdANTity Crisis".
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- Willow's Lesbian Vampire Evil Twin acted interested in getting physical with her human counterpart.
Vamp Willow: I kinda like the idea of the two of us. We could be quite a team, if you came around to my way of thinking.
Willow: Would that mean we have to... snuggle?
(Evil Willow brushes Willow's hair away from her neck)
Vamp Willow: What do you say? (lecherous licking) Wanna be bad?
Willow: This just can't get more disturbing!
- This was also brought up in the episode where Xander was split into two Xanders, though the comment was about a threesome with them and Anya. The other Xander in that scene was being played by Nicolas Brendan's identical twin brother, so there could have been some Twincest there as well.
- In the first Spike issue of the Season 9 comics:
Elizabeth: I have never seen his majesty like this before.
Sebastian: He has told us to sod off before, Elizabeth. Just last week, he told Scotty and me to engage in an activity so anatomically impossible that—
- Willow's Lesbian Vampire Evil Twin acted interested in getting physical with her human counterpart.
- The Colbert Report has two Santa Clauses come on stage and make out with each other.
- Doctor Who:
Clara: Is that what I look like from the back?The Doctor: It's fine.Clara: I was thinking it was good.
- "Utopia": While at the end of the universe, the immortal Captain Jack mentions that he could go and meet himself. The Doctor quips, "He's the only man you're ever gonna be happy with."
- In "Journey's End", three versions of the same Doctor are formed: the Doctor proper, the Clone Doctor and the DoctorDonna]. Captain Jack, when finding out that "there are three of you now?", says "I can't tell you what I'm thinking right now."
- "Space" and "Time" have a timeslipped Amy Pond. If they don't act carefully the slip will stick and they will be stuck with two Amys, and when asked what he would do then Rory "has a few ideas". Later on, Amy and Amy start flirting with each other.
Amy 1: Do I really look like that?
Amy 2: Yeah. Yeah, you do.
Amy 1: Mmm . . . I'd give you a driving licence.
Amy 2: I'll bet you would.
The Doctor: Oh, this is how it all ends. Pond, flirting with herself. True love at last. (remembers that Amy's husband is also present) Oh, sorry Rory.
Rory: (nearly catatonic) ...absolutely no problem at all...
- "A Good Man Goes to War": River Song, while talking to Rory, implies that she once had a three-way with two different Doctors via abuse of time travel.note
- Likewise the mini-episode "Clara and the TARDIS" has Clara complaining that the TARDIS has just vanished her bedroom. Due to Timey-Wimey Ball effects, the console room ends up full of Claras all shouting at the TARDIS to tell them where the bedroom is. Two of the Claras say, "You think you've got problems." (look at each other flirtatiously) "We've got to share a bed."
- In "Listen", Clara checks out herself from slightly earlier in her timeline, striding away from her in a tight skirt.
The Master: Yeah, as much as I like looking at myself, I think you can get out of that dress.
- The short story collection Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury has one story with a more innocent version. The Eighth Doctor has brought mistletoe to a Christmas party with his former selves, whom he attempts to kiss, but most of them are rather disinclined to acquiesce. (He manages to get a snog from Five and Three, at least.)
- Rejected book Campaign involves Ian Chesterton being in love with a parallel iteration of himself, Cliff, when they accidentally experience the lives of two entirely unrelated and very obscure Doctor Who characters. They end up living as a married couple in a time period where their love is forbidden, and continue shaggin' after they escape from their World Limited to the Plot. Surprisingly, this is far from the weirdest sexual relationship in the book.
- Averted in "Time Heist", in which Saibra, a shapeshifting character who uncontrollably assumes the form of anybody she has skin contact with, laments that she Can't Have Sex, Ever because everybody she's ever been attracted to has found having sex with a copy of themselves too disturbing.
- One script draft of "The End Of Time" had the following scene which, tragically, didn't make it to the screen:
The Master: Is that an invitation?
The Master: Now that would be different. And brilliant. But later!
The Master: I'm a psychological minefield.
- Steven Moffat likes to write bits of Crack Fic in his Doctor Who Magazine column, and once wrote a completely mental Delgado Master / Gomez Master drabble.
- In "World Enough and Time" and "The Doctor Falls", the John Simm Master openly hits on Missy at every turn, and it's implied he got sexually aroused when she aggressively shoves him up against a pillar. Missy however has a "No. Just... No" Reaction.
- Dollhouse: When he is forced to accompany Adelle to the Washington DC Dollhouse, Topher imprints Victor, a blank active, with his own personality in order to mind the shop in LA. This leads to the following exchange over the phone:
Topher: She's got me locked out on this end.
Victor!Topher: Who's your back door man?
Topher: We'll pretend I didn't say that.
- Game of Thrones: Cersei's incest with Jaime is, according to the cast and crew and in consonance with her thoughts in the books, her attempt to get as close as she can to making this a reality. She sees Jaime as what she was actually meant to be and denied the privilege of being by being born a woman. Thus by having sexual intercourse with Jaime, she is, in her own mind, screwing herself. As such, to Cersei it's not incest but rather incredibly metaphorical masturbation.
- In one episode Hannah Montana, after seeing a picture of herself as Hannah Montana photoshopped to make her look like a guy, Miley comments that she would totally date herself.
- Hemlock Grove: After Olivia downloads her personality into a male body, the first thing she wants to try out is to have sex with herself. Even the amoral Dr. Pryce is disgusted by her blatant narcissism.
- One of the ways the illusion-casting Candice from Heroes tries seducing Sylar is by appearing to him as Sylar. ("Or something more familiar... if that's what you're into.")
- Robin from How I Met Your Mother honors this trope as well. Once she gets back from Argentina, she undergoes an identity crisis while talking a lot, in her dreams, to her vacation double. At the end of one dream, her dream self seemed to be making a pass at her. When Robin is finally herself again, the implicitness is subverted as she mentions that "vacation Robin" popped up in her dreams again and they went all the way.
Robin: That chick knows what I like.
- Though not shown onscreen, Kilgrave from Jessica Jones leaves it up to the viewer's imagination when he explains the following scenario as a reason why he has to be careful about the phrases he gives when using his mind control powers: "I once told a man to go screw himself. Can you imagine?"
- A multi-part sketch in an episode of The Kids in the Hall has the troupe discovering Scott Thompson has built a robot substitute. Unfortunately the robot has no concept of societal restrictions, meaning it's hitting on everyone and is about to force itself it on Mark McKinney. When the real Scott arrives to defeat it the robot is distracted by the sexiness of it's creator, giving Scott enough time to find the right remote to turn it off. The Stinger reveals Scott has committed this trope.
- In the Lost Girl episode "Scream a Little Dream", Bo gets a dream including a version of... herself from the future after all her Love Interests have died, who insists upon stealing a kiss (and her powers) from her.
- A skit on The Man Show had Adam Corolla and a clone of himself, eventually coming to the conclusion "After all, it's only me, right?"
- In Married... with Children, the narcissistic Jefferson sometimes expresses a desire to make love to himself. In one episode, the Bundys listen to Jefferson and Marcy having sex. Marcy moans and screams his name, and Jefferson moans and screams his own name.
- At the beginning of the third series premiere, new character Rudy mentions that he would definitely have sex with himself if he could. Bravado maybe, but thanks to his power he actually can.
- While it may not involve actual sex, it probably still qualifies as selfcest—after Curtis gains the power to swap genders he ends up getting himself pregnant by "cleaning up" with the same tissue first as a man, then as a woman.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 references this trope a couple of times, once when talking about a Time Travel movie (Time Chasers), and once where a character is in a computer simulation with a copy of himself (Overdrawn at the Memory Bank).
- An episode of Nip/Tuck features a wealthy older gay man who hires the plastic surgeon protagonists to reconstruct the face of his young boyfriend to resemble a younger version of himself.
- In The Outer Limits (1995), episode "Mind Over Matter", a scientist invents a virtual reality device that lets you interface directly with people's minds. The virtual worlds can be populated with people from the users' memories. One character points out that a person created from someone's memories is technically part of them, and asks if having sex with one would count as selfcest, even if the simulated person was the opposite gender. The scientist gets annoyed and brushes the question off.
- Perversions of Science used this concept. A man decides that no woman is good enough for him, so he decides to create "the perfect woman" by having a sex change and then going back in time to have sex with himself.
- Rob Brydon's onscreen kiss with Ben Miller on QI after an episode's worth of jokes that they were identical.
Ben: So that's what it's like!
Rob: Now I know why my wife married me!
- In the Queer as Folk second season finale, Brian fucks the actor who played a superhero based heavily on himself. This is the catalyst for Justin leaving him.
Michael: You didn't have to walk out on him like that in front of everyone, you know.
Justin: I would've told him to go fuck himself, but he was already doing that, in the back room with Rage.
- Red Dwarf:
- In "Parallel Universe", the crew goes to a parallel Red Dwarf where humans are all of opposite genders, and Lister gets drunk and sleeps with his female self, to the disgust of both versions of Rimmer.
Arlene Rimmer: How could you possibly contemplate making love to yourself?
Arnold Rimmer: Well, why break the habit of a lifetime?
- Of course, Arlene Rimmer was also trying to come on to Arnold Rimmer, using (or planning on using) the same crappy pick-up lines and talent for hypnosis he mentioned at the beginning of the episode... she was also planning on showing him some Guy on Guy porn she owned in the hopes it would "loosen him up".
- The parallel universe has male and female roles completely switched, so Deb Lister gets Dave Lister pregnant. This is revealed immediately before the end of the episode, and what happens to the fetus is dealt with in some fast scrolling text at the start of the following season...
- In this same storyline, the Cat is very excited to meet his female opposite and is clearly planning to have sex with her. "If you hear me screaming, do not, I repeat, DO NOT come to the rescue!" Of course, his opposite turns out to be a male dog.
- Ironically, in "Rimmerworld", he decides to make an Opposite-Sex Clone of himself... somehow. And then have sex with the clone, despite some misgivings:
Rimmer: This of course created the most enormous moral dilemma. Technically, she would be my sister, and therefore unable to take me as her lover. After much soul searching, I reluctantly decided, "What the hell", I just wouldn't tell her.
- He fails, of course. However, the resulting male clone does not, and goes on to eventually create an entire population of "Rimmers", both male and female. Even more disturbing is the fact that their cultural rules require execution of anyone who does not meet the exact physical and moral attributes of the original Rimmer. Although for the women, this means facial features only... which really isn't any better.
- In the episode "Camille", they met a Gelf who appeared to each character as their "perfect companion", which everyone assumed to be their perfect female companions. Predictably, Lister saw Kochanski (or rather, Kochanski if she was a bit more like him, including Scouse accent); slightly less predictably, Rimmer saw a fairly plain, underachieving hologram; and Kryten saw a robot which looked very similar to him (because they're from the same series, series 4000), but had a distinctive personality and looked slightly more feminine. The Cat, after much excitement, finally sees himself.
Cat: I'm the object of my own desire?!
Gelf Cat: Can you think of anyone more deserving?
Cat: Well, when you put it like that, I guess not! Damn my vanity!
- In "Parallel Universe", the crew goes to a parallel Red Dwarf where humans are all of opposite genders, and Lister gets drunk and sleeps with his female self, to the disgust of both versions of Rimmer.
- The three-part Parody Commercial of Lincoln Financial on the season 37 episode of Saturday Night Live:
- The first time (with Jason Sudeikis as his younger self and his older self) played it straight and briefly conversed it (Sudeikis's older self tells his younger self that "It's not gay" because "I'm you" and asks him if he ever wondered what it would be like to have sex with yourself, which convinces his younger self to go through with it).
- The second time (this time with Bill Hader as his younger self and a disgusting, overweight version of himself in about two years) plays this for Black Comedy (with some hints of Crossing the Line Twice) when, after his overweight, disgusting future self tells him that he'll end up fat from too many steak dinners, broke from blowing all of his money, and on a plane to Hawaii where he'll "disappear" * , the overweight future self tries to rape his younger self (with his younger self shouting, "No, no, no, no!" and trying to fight him off).
- The third one had Ben Stiller mistaking a woman (Abby Elliott) sitting next to him for his future, transgender self—until his actual, future transgender self tells the woman that the man was talking to her.
- Subverted on Scrubs: J.D. thinks that his girlfriend, Dani, moaned her own name during sex, but it was actually the guy she was seeing at the time, whose name is Danny.
- Tony has sex with Beth in his series 2 episode of Skins. Possibly. Beth is either a figment of his imagination, an aspect of his personality (his long-lost anima), his sister, himself, a completely random person, or—most likely—all of the above.
- In Sliders, Quinn once discusses his adventures on a talk show, and mentions having met a female version of himself. He is immediately asked, "Did you have sex with her?" (We never really found out if he did, though they did kiss. She was Ax-Crazy, anyway.)
- Stargate SG-1: Given how much puppetmaster Ba'al was hitting on Adria, what he might have had in plan after one of his clones possessed her may have fit the trope. However, he never got to carry out his plans, so we may never know... which is probably best.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
- Kira's Evil Counterpart in the Mirror Universe had the hots for her. (Though granted Kira's Evil Counterpart has the hots for everyone.) The writers of the show at the time of that episode have revealed that this was meant to show how extremely self-absorbed Mirror Kira was, but later writers interpreted it differently and they have shown her with both male and female partners when revisiting the Mirror Universe.
- "Facets" reveals that Curzon fell in love with Jadzia when he was mentoring her; they end up joined to the same symbiote, becoming a retroactive version of this trope by way of The Nth Doctor.
- On Star Trek TOS, we have the Ho Yay between Kirk and Id!Kirk from "The Enemy Within".
- The Suite Life on Deck: London is entirely made for this trope. There was even one episode where a dating questionaire set her up with herself.
- Though nothing comes of it save a broken neck, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has some terribly disturbing one-sided Les Yay from Cameron toward Allison.
- On That '70s Show, an episode revolves around Fez having a dream where Kelso gives him a sponge bath. At the end of the episode, Kelso has the same dream (himself giving himself a spongebath). And likes it.
- Well, Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place doesn't meet herself and make beautiful music, but she still falls in love with herself when she drinks both halves of a love potion. The bad part is that her head gets big whenever she compliments herself... literally big.
- Danger 5. Hitler tries to snog himself when his personality is put inside a female body. After a "No. Just... No" Reaction from her, Hitler mutters, "Every man would have tried."
- Mindless Self Indulgence expresses a wish for this in "Make Me Cum".
- "Hot Sauce and Ice Cream", by Tom Smith, features this briefly near the end, before it turns into a Twin Threesome Fantasy.
- "Destiny Street", from the LP of the same name by Richard Hell and the Voidoids. A time-travel fantasy, IIRC. And Richard Hell is smoking hot.
Yes, I seduced myself
I took me home
I whispered that only I could make
The younger guy feel less alone.
- TV on the Radio. "I Was A Lover" has a section about how the narrator seduces his clone when no one's around. It's probably metaphorical, but still counts.
- Lady Gaga
- Tom Waits's "Better Off Without a Wife"
I've always kind of been partial to calling myself up on the phone and asking myself out. You know... (whoops from the audience) Oh yeah, you call yourself up too, huh? Yeah... Well, one thing about it, you're always around! Yeah, I know. Yeah, you ask yourself out, you know. Some class joint somewhere. The Burrito King or something. You know... Well, I ain't cheap, you know. (...) Well, usually about 2.30 in the morning you've ended up taking advantage of yourself and... there ain't no way around that, you know. Yeah, making the scene with a magazine, there ain't no way around... I'll confess, you know, I'm no different, you know. I'm not weird about it or anything. I don't tie myself up first.
- Rammstein's "Zwitter"; sung from the perspective of a hermaphrodite who is in love with him/herself.
"Ich bin alleine doch nicht allein, ich kann mit mir zusammen sein" (I am alone but not alone, I can be together with myself)
- The lyrics are explicit about this trope.
"So bin ich dann auch nicht verzagt, wenn einer zu mir "Fick dich" sagt" ("So I'm not sad, even when someone says "Fuck yourself" to me.")
- Schaffer the Dark Lord's "Attack of the Clone Fucker".
- The video for "Sober" by P!nk features Pink, in naughty lingerie, making out with... another Pink in other naughty lingerie. Take a look here. Starts about 2:20 and gets intercut here and there nearly to the end.
- The music video for "The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage has the robot double of the lead singer killing the real singer (Shirley Manson) by kissing her.
- The video for "All is Full of Love" takes place in a factory producing Björk gynoids. Two of them start kissing and fondling toward the end of the video.
- A scene in one version of Janet Jackson's "Together Again" video has Janet Jackson leaning her face and hand on the breast of another Janet Jackson who is wearing a strategically pixelated transparent top.
- Cat Rapes Dog's song "Adore Myself" is about either this or regular old narcissism.
- Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters in the video for "Learn to Fly". Twice. A pigtailed girl played by Grohl has a crush on Grohl As Himself, and the Camp Gay flight attendant flirts rather suggestively with the pilot, both also played by Grohl.
- Nicki Minaj's guest verse in Kanye West's "Monster" has her doing a Split Personality act with her rap, switching between a baby-girl voice and a strident, dancehall-styled 'monster' voice. The video represents this as Monster!Nikki (in black lace and fangs) giving a lapdance to Innocent!Nicki.
- The album cover◊ of Total by Sebastian.
- The video for Torres' track "Three Futures" features three separate characters all played by Torres herself, and ends with them having sex.
Myths & Religion
- In the Book of Genesis, this trope goes right back to the literal interpretation Adam and Eve, as it's written that Eve came from Adam's rib.note There are also the interpretations that suggest she was made from a different bone entirely, one present in many mammals but not in humans.note
- Narcissus in Greek Mythology fell in love with his own reflection. It also helps that he's the namesake for narcissism.
- This Details magazine photo of New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez.
- The player's handbook to Aberrant (a White Wolf RPG centered around people developing superpowers as a world-wide phenomenon) contain a chapter with various superhero teams and similar groups across the world (some of which are painfully ethnic). One is the Queer Nova Alliance, an informal group of Novas (superpeople) with "alternate lifestyles". One member is Tommy Orgy, whose selection of powers includes self-cloning. Or, as another nova observes, "Gorgeous, gay, and able to duplicate himself; its a wonder Tommy Orgy ever leaves his house." When Tommy tells another nova to "Go fuck yourself", the other retorts, "I thought that was more your forte, Thomas." A listener adds, "Well, according to every other fanfic I read on the OpNet, anyways..."
- Doable in Genius: The Transgression, although most of the available methods are a) major Karma Meter transgressions, b) really stupid, or c) both.
- There are a number of ways to go about this in Mage: The Awakening. Shapeshifting lets one person take the form of another, but it's also possible for a mage to divide into two or more bodies. The more esoterically inclined can journey into their own minds or cause aspects of their personalities to manifest physically: there's a mention of a mage who incarnated their own lust. Archmasters can create avatars; meet past, future, or alternate-timeline versions of themselves; and do it all in worlds generated from their souls, where they are aware of everything happening within. Power Perversion Potential indeed.
- Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder has three versions of each Mane Cast member (four of Twilight), two versions of every princess, and two versions of Shining Armor. There are goals for this.
- Metal Gear: There's the marketing campaign for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which furiously attempted to encourage this as much as possible. The first trailer alone depicted four Big Bosses, and at the end they got in a pink box (labelled "LOVE PACK") which jiggled suggestively, alerting a nearby guard. The second trailer involves soldierly Ho Yay CPR and masculine hand-holding and dialogue about always sticking together, between two Big Bosses. Whether this becomes part of the game or not remains to be seen, but Hideo Kojima is at least having fun with it.
It's now been revealed that a) the four demo-ready character builds are all different versions of Big Boss, and b) the Love Box is indeed a two-person cardboard box and that if two Big Bosses stay still in it for too long, it will start to jiggle around. Not surprising, as even the guys want Big Boss, and that includes Big Boss. The official website gives an innuendo-filled description of the Love Pack, saying 'in the spirit of camaraderie, some may find it comfortable!'. And also reveals that the characters giggle when taking items from each other, because it tickles. Big Boss is officially the gayest thing in an already incredibly gay series, and for himself. We Think.
- Kid Icarus: Uprising: In Chapter 21, in the middle of an asteroidal endless arena, Pit and Dark Pit shout out a battle cry/victory speech, after which Viridi responds: "Nice speech guys. Did you stay up all night writing it? Or Maybe it's your super-secret twin connection talking?"
- Darkstalkers: Morrigan and Lilith are technically two fragments of the same soul. The game art depicts them embracing, naked. What did you expect from Horny Devils? Also, it's not just the game art. In Darkstalkers/Red Earth: Maleficarum is a 2-page picture with Lilith once again embracing Morrigan while looking back at the reader with a knowing grin. (But they're wearing their scanty costumes this time.)
- Final Fantasy:
- In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud can visit a brothel. In one of the rooms he has one of his frequent psychotic episodes and hallucinates another him, crouched in pain by the hot tub. If you speak to the other Cloud, he berates the real Cloud for being in a place like this, and then leans in to kiss Cloud. The real Cloud passes out as their lips touch.
- And the Genesis Copies in Crisis Core. And if Angeal wasn't dead by the time, he and Lazard would have been candidates.
- Mentioned in the radio and newspaper sources in Grand Theft Auto 4. A scientist has cloned several copies of himself for sexual purposes. And one of his copies is underage.
- When a Spy dominates an enemy Spy in Team Fortress 2, he will frequently say lines that border on Ho Yay... but it is important to remember that they are essentially the same person.
- Breeding with Ditto in the Pokémon games may invoke this trope. (We don't know for sure because, if anyone's actually seen the Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action in person, they aren't admitting it to the protagonists.)
- In Digital Devil Saga it is almost casually mentioned how Sera was conceived of Jenna Angel's egg AND sperm. This is supposedly possible because she is a Hermaphrodite.
- Adding onto the Atlus, Raidou's series have a dimensional rift, allowing Raidou to meet another version of himself: Raido Kuzunoha XIV—whose differences include scars on his face and speaking like a normal character. While they don't stay together all that long (because their meetings always end in one sending the other back to his original dimension) fanon sometimes persists in shipping the two, mainly played for drama.
- Played with in Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. Roxas and Xion become quite close, and Xigbar even gives Roxas dating advice to impress Xion. This quickly turns disturbing when it is revealed Xion is a Sora clone. Oh, and she's been sucking the life out of Roxas the whole time, and she doesn't even know it. It gets even more ridiculous when you learn that Xigbar at some point sees Xion as Ventus of Birth by Sleep—and while not the same person as Roxas the two do look suspiciously alike.
- In Sam and Max Season 2 Episode 1, ghosts of Sam and Max travel to the Christmas of the Future to save their future selves from dying a horrible death on a river of lava. If Sam suggests haunting their future selves, Max says that they should, only if he haunts Future Sam and Sam haunts Future Max—"otherwise, it'd just be gross". However, he also hits on his future self—"Hey, sexy! I'll be back to pick you up later!"
- In Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Kefka's Mirror Match battle taunt resembles this trope (that or Distracted by My Own Sexy):
Kefka: Who's that handsome devil?
- Modifying the visuals of certain games, such as Resident Evil, can allow this sort of thing to occur. For example, this video replacing both The Vamp Excella trying to flirt with Big Bad Wesker in 5 with Chris (although despite the change in appearance the mechanics for the original characters still operate, such as Excella's Jiggle Physics applying to Chris's chest gear).
- In the "Old World Blues" DLC of Fallout: New Vegas, you meet your own brain. With the right perk, you can flirt with it ("You're my brain and I'm your body! It's meant to be, baby!"). It is completely disgusted by the suggestion.
- Thanks to the Alchemy potions in The Sims 3 Supernatural expansion, your sim can brew up a clone potion, use it to clone themself, romance said clone and then, well, get it on with them.
- And in the Get to Work expansion of The Sims 4, your Sims can enter the Scientist career, which unlocks several new inventions for your own home, including a cloning machine, which can clone both regular household items and other Sims.
- In the Good Ending/True Ending Route of Hyperdimension Neptunia V, Neptune finally gets to see her alternate self, Purple Heart via Cloning Blues (long story), and thinks that she's a cool, beautiful, and stylish woman. Sparkly eyes included.
- In The Black Heart Animus is a character who constantly changes gender during battle. If a Mirror Match between two of them starts, the intro to the fight has them rather suggestively impaled while each sports a different gender.
- Highly implied with The Luteces in Bioshock Infinite, who are not siblings but rather alternate, opposite-sexed versions of the same person. The DLC Burial at Sea has a voxophone which suggests they're considering having children together.
- Elphelt's Instant Kill in Guilty Gear Xrd involves her shooting her opponent with the rifle round equivalent of Cupid's arrow. This even works in a mirror match, with the Elphelt on the recieving end lampshading it.
defeated!Elphelt: If this works I'm going to cry forever!
- A cheat that was later deleted in Spider-Man: The Movie allowed players to play as Mary Jane in the red dress from the Green Goblin's attack at the festival. The reason it was deleted was because the ending saw Spidey and MJ kissing—and if one used the red-dressed MJ, it resulted in this trope.
- In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the 4000 year old Badass Grandpa sorcerer Divayth Fyr has created four Opposite Sex Clones who he variously refers to as either his "wives" or "daughters".
- The eroge X-Change toyed with the idea, having one of the girls apparently resemble Takuya's female form, but with a different hair color.
- Kichiku Megane:
- This BL Game features uke salesman, Saeki Katsuya, who turns into a super sadistic seme when he puts on a pair of glasses given to him by a mysterious stranger. Several of the game's bonus scenes feature his glasses-wearing seme self doing very naughty things to the normal version.
- Played to the hilt in the sequel Kichiku Megane R where two of the bonus scenes revolve around the two Katsuya's getting married. Lampshaded when glasses-wearing Katsuya points out that this is only possible because the sequel is also a fandisc.
- Teased in the paid version of Hatoful Boyfriend. During the maid cafe scene, Ryouta holds up a mirror so the other birds can check their outfits. Oko San fails to realize the bird in the mirror is his own reflection, and tries to court it.
- During Ren's route of DRAMAtical Murder you find out that Ren is actually one of Aoba's two split personalities that was created to keep Aoba and his other destructive personality in check. Aoba and Ren have sex in Aoba's head, and then Ren's consciousness is implanted into the body of Aoba's twin brother. This doesn't stop them from continuing their relationship.
- In Fate/hollow ataraxia, in the hanafuda game segment, Gilgamesh can interact with his child self. Gilgamesh hits on him.
Caren: I wouldn't have expected any less of you, King of Heroes. As long as it's blonde and has the body of a child, anything's fine right. But, that's a boy you know?
Gilgamesh: Mrph. Fool, don't underestimate me peon! As long as it's cute, it's A-O-K. The true hero is not concerned with the likes of male and female!
- In episode 10 of Retarded Animal Babies, the protagonists travel through the internet, find their creator's Newgrounds profile, and end up entering the beginning of the same episode. Effectively, they have traveled a few minutes into the past and are able to communicate with their past selves. The two Puppies immediately decide to have sex.
- xkcd has touched upon this enough for the author to bring up the possibility that it's now "an official xkcd theme". And Here too...
- Well, it doesn't involve time travel but Black Mage of 8-Bit Theater has an Enemy Without moment, but ends up killing the embodiment of his sins (himself) and re-absorbing all of his evil. Then he decides he needs to do something that makes self-love into an atrocity. Thief then somehow gets pictures and blackmails him.
- Karkat has wondered whether he could be his own kismesis, although in practice that doesn't really work, even considering troll biology. In fact, this seems to be something of a recurring theme with him—when he sees Jade arguing with her Dreamsprite, he fantasizes about them making out and accidentally mistypes "make myself out to be" as "make out with myself to be" in the connecting log with her.
- This update reveals that one of Nepeta's many, many ships is Jade auspisticing between past Karkat and future Karkat. Definitely a recurring theme. note
- Space Moose.
- This strip of Overcompensating.
- In a Questionable Content filler strip, Tai turns all the men in Northampton into women; Marten now looks exactly like Dora, so, just as planned, they start to make out in front of her.
- Used in this strip of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
- Real Life Comics:
- Subverted in a strip: Greg and Tony travel to an alternate dimension where everyone is gender-flipped. Upon meeting female Greg, Tony comments that female Greg is kinda hot. Greg's reaction to this is not surprising in the least.
- Played straight later, when it's revealed by female-Greg that male-Liz is dead. Greg cheerfully tells Liz and female-Greg "If you two want to hug, don't stop on my account."
- Subverted later still, when Greg's female doppleganger offers to swing by and start hanging out with Greg and Liz, Greg replies with: "You freak me out in ways I'm not comfortable dealing with. No offense." Needless to say, female Greg is offended.
- In a Persona 3 FTW strip on the release date of the PSP version of Persona 3 (which allows you to pick a female main character), both the main character and his female counterpart meet, and well...
- While Umlaut House 2 only implies a threesome between Saundra, her husband Volair, and his future self... well, it is Volair we're talking about.
- El Goonish Shive:
- Buttersafe, with prokaryotes.
- In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, when McNinja's clone is captured, he insists that his father call to make sure that they really have him, and also to "ask him what he's wearing!" Of course, this was Innocent Innuendo that helped the Doctor formulate a plan. That didn't stop his dad from running with the idea and later assuming that he's making out with his clone, because "It's what any of us would do!"
- A variation in Problem Sleuth: Problem Sleuth and Pickle Inspector's love interests, Hysterical Dame and Nervous Broad, are also mystic Distaff Counterparts created while on a Vision Quest. Luckily for us, Ace Dick's counterpart, Ace Dick In A Bad Wig, is slain before the two can form any sort of romantic attachment.
- The comic made this a punchline to an early strip (later featured on Cracked).
- And this comic about the future, where a couple has an argument, the girl breaks up and gets a clone of herself from a vending machine with the explicitly stated reason to have "traditional sex" with herself to spite him.
- Wicked Powered has this as the origin of the main character. Due to a complex sequence of Time Travel, genderbending, and amnesia, he became both of his own parents. And this made him immortal. Oh. And his "aunt" is actually his pet monkey.
- Touched on in A Softer World. "I would totally make out with my clone. If it was okay with her. No pressure."
- Erin from Dragon City has admitted to being attracted to an alternate universe version of herself, but her dad pointed out that she might just be narcissistic. It's later heavily implied that they did have sex.
- When he first gets turned into a woman, after a night of drinking Tiffany of Exiern remarks that she's not as turned on looking at her new body as she thought she would be. Followed by a moment of Brain Bleach at the thought of checking herself out.
- The Non-Adventures of Wonderella:
- In one strip, the main character is split into two individuals, each representing a part of her personality. One Wonderella asks whether they have to have sex with each other to fix the problem. The other Wonderella says she's straight but is willing to "lay back". Doctor Shark eventually solves the problem without any intercourse.
- A later strip features Rita making out with her Evil Twin from an Alternate Universe.
- Subnormality barely averts this in the Museum of the Theoretical, where a woman goes to find out how her life might have been different.
- Ghastly's Ghastly Comic has Alan Moore yaoi. Literally.
- Oglaf: The sorcerer's duplicate phantasms do this in "Mirror Image". According to the phantasms, the sorcerer usually jerks off while they do this.
- One of the bonus comics features a sex-based superhero, Doppelbanger, whose specialty is turning into and acting like whoever they're seducing.
- In a Flash Forward of Sabrina Online, Zig Zag enjoys a VR simulation that lets users have sex with her likeness.
- This Penny Arcade strip.
- Grrl Power: Harem is bisexual, and has dropped hints more than once that she has at least experimented with this with at least two of her bodies. The phrase 'paralytic cunnilingus' was bandied about (it was Dabbler who brought it up, but in a 'mini-panel' at the bottom, one of the Arc Light agents, Gwen, expressed envy over the idea, Harem made a sort of 'been there, done that' reply, followed by "Oh, like you wouldn't [try it if you could]!").
- In the Whateley Universe, this is a serious problem to Jobe, as his now-identical clone Belephoebe is also in the body of his ideal girlfriend. And is his daughter, legally. He restrains himself from the urge to make sweet monkey love to her. Even after Jobe is turned into a girl. Belephoebe, however, does NOT restrain herself.
- Invoked, and very nearly practiced, by Doctor What in AH.com: The Series "The Narcissus Syndrome"—with his evil, Mirror Universe, Gender Bender counterpart.
- The website ran a column by Dan O'Brien entitled "So You're Locked in a Room with Your Clone: Fight or F#@k?"
- Cracked also ran a video in which Swaim speculates about having sex with his own clone. He decides that the morning after would be akward.
Clone #1: What do you want to do?
Clone #2: I... want to die.
- And then Agents of Cracked had an episode featuring a Similar Squad, with Dan O'Brien's doppleganger invoking the article written by his counterpart.
Brian O'Donovan: You know, I remember reading somewhere that there are only two truly meaningful things you can do with your doppleganger when you're locked in a room. You can fight them... Or f#@k them.
(Dan takes a fighting stance)
Brian: Wrong answer.
- A later episode has Swaim reference this incident, and then provide many potential alternate names for this trope.
Swaim: You slept with your exact duplicate. The clone bone. Sixty-sixing. Dopplegangbang. Mirrorbation. The big auto-erotic enchilada. Twins with benefits.
- In the Funny or Die video "Go Fuck Yourself with Dave Franco", the titular Franco goes to a bar, hooks up with himself, and eventually fucks himself. The link is slightly NSFW.
- Orion's Arm
- House Stevens is made up entirely of clones. Their progenitors were the 47 survivors of an early colony ship that suffered a massive Cryonics Failure and they began to reproduce by cloning in order to avoid inbreeding. To prevent "accidents" they made homosexuality mandatory and over the centuries it became tradition to only have sex with others within their own clone.
- Also implied to be happening at the end of Betrayals between Gus and a copy who had been living in a virch for years.
- In the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, a muckraking tabloid once accused superher Los Hermanos of having done this. While he denied he ever had done so (or even having ever thought about doing so), he also shocked his teammates by admitted that the idea wasn't as repugant to him as they thought it should be as, given that he and his duplicates are a Hive Mind, it would be more akin to masturbation than anything else.
- Lampshaded in MEL when the eponymous protagonist ends up with not only his love interest but an older version of her from a future where she was embittered by HIS death.
"He was fiercely aroused all of a sudden, and he realized that his situation was somewhere in between The Graduate and the lucky guy who gets to take home those blonde beer-ad twins—no incest taboo, just something more sublime and disturbing. He didn't want to think about it too earnestly, for fear of blowing up the universe."
- It doesn't last however, as the two versions leave him for each other.
- Rhett & Link have this video about choosing the perfect profile picture. After taking the appropriate steps and multiple shots, "pick the one picture in which you are most physically attracted to yourself".
- Dorkly gives us the following line in "Wish I Had a Portal Gun":
- Also parodied in Looper Has Sex with Himself, spoofing the movie Looper. The Time Travel in the film is employed specifically to invoke this, but the duplicate versions of Old Joe can't agree on who is going to give who oral sex.
- And in their spoof of Back to the Future, a disgusting version of Marty ends up having sex with his own mother. Doc is horrified by this, and sends Marty back in time to stop this from happening—only to end up with Marty having a threesome with his mother and himself!
- In The Nostalgia Critic/Atop the Fourth Wall Linkara/Mystery Science Theater 4000 riff of Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, when "Oolong" turns into "Bulma" (after turning into himself in bad drag), the guys immediately start shouting things like "Touch each other!"
- The Nostalgia Chick reviews The Worst Witch movie, which includes a Tim Curry song with a variety of weird visuals. One is Curry's face doubled, with the reflections face-to-face with each other.
Tim Curry: Anything can happen on Halloween—
Curry!Chick: I could make out with myself/That would be pretty keen!
- In Cinnamon Bunzuh!, an Animorphs Review Blog, reviewer Ifi ships Ax and Tobias (who are uncle and nephew) while the latter is morphed into the former.
- In Tales of MU, during an experiment with an enchanted box that creates duplicates of whatever is inside it, the elven teacher Acantha makes out with her duplicate for a bit before being interrupted.
- In their crossover review of Myra Breckinridge, when presented with the scene of Myra performing oral sex on her pre-op self Myron (long story):
- SF Debris's theory regarding the reason Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager always argues with herself when time travel gets involved: Unresolved Sexual Tension. Cue a brief montage set to the Divinyls.
- SCP-1587, a machine attached to a bed that makes whatever you dream about become a real place and teleports you there. One of the tests by its inventor didn't turn out the way he hoped.
Entry 851: Damnation damnation damnation DAMNATION. How am I supposed to enjoy a sex dream when everyone is me???
- A sketch on Robot Chicken parodying Best Week Ever, featured Hal Sparks (portrayed as pretty much all people on that show are, as a stop motion action figure) remarking "If anyone ever made a toy of me, I'd have to make out with it". A few seconds later, Hal is shown making out with a considerably less animate but otherwise identical copy of himself. A moment after THAT, he pauses to cheerfully declare to the camera, "It's not gay, it's masturbation!"
- In one of its countless Imagine Spots, The Simpsons had Homer fantasizing what it'd be like to marry himself. Cue the image of a room full of mini-Homers and two adult Homers swapping tongue.
- Arguably, Warden paired with either himself or his future self is one of the more popular pairings in the Superjail! fandom, fueled by a scene in which two versions of himself hug each other at their trial, prompting the judge to tell him to "stop touching yourself!"
- While Cybertronians are by and large immortal robots who realistically would only have a Purely Aesthetic Gender, Starscream in Transformers Animated seems to come on to his Opposite-Sex Clone while asking what she represents in him.
- An episode of Family Guy features Stewie and Brian travelling to other universes, one being where everyone has two heads: One happy, one sad. When we see this universe's Stewie, we see his heads kissing each other. The happy one likes it, while the sad one tries his best to.
- There was a cutaway gag in another episode about a "narcissistic pedophile" who masturbates to childhood photos of himself.
- Ćon Flux has an episode where Aeon is duplicated and, true to her omnisexual nature, makes out with herself, though only briefly... on camera. There was more than one duplicate. And they were all naked, in the same room. Yes, the Big Bad had a cloned harem of his primary nemesis.
- In one episode of My Gym Partners a Monkey, Jake has a parrot named Orlando who keeps looking at himself in the mirror and saying "pretty bird".
- An episode of American Dad! has a future version of Stan offering the Stan from the present a "handy J." According to future Stan, it's not gay, it's "you on you."
- On Young Justice, Miss Martian demonstrates her shapeshifting powers by turning into female versions of Robin and Kid Flash, leading Kid Flash to wonder, "Is it wrong that I think I'm hot?"
- Fairly OddParents has the episode "Stupid Cupid" where Cosmo falls in love with himself after he accidentally shoots himself with Cupid's love arrow.
- Mary Shelley's Frankenhole:
- Ron Howard (and Tom Hanks, but only incidentally) was so narcisistic that he forced hookers to wear mirrors on their faces. Eventually, that wasn't enough for him, so he wanted Frankenstein to make a clone of him. He agreed, but Ron felt it was taking too long and started jumping back through time to have sex with younger versions of himself. This ultimately collapsed the timeline and resulted in a universe populated by an infinite number of Ron Howards.
- Also with the Were-Lawrence. He finally finds a woman who loves him. Only, having bitten her, she turns into his human form whenever sexually aroused.
- In the episode "Johnny Alternative", it's strongly implied that Johnny Test falls in love with a female version of himself.
- A PG version in the episode "A Glitch Is A Glitch" of Adventure Time, in which the Ice King is convinced that Princess Bubblegum will go out with him if he was the last person in Ooo. His evil scheme of the episode does indeed remove everyone from Ooo, but when he comes to collect, Princess Bubblegum realizes that there is one person in Ooo other than the Ice King—herself. She proceeds to spend most the episode's remaining run time making out with her own hand.
- In SheZow Maz is attracted to Maisy, his female double from DudePow's universe, from the moment he sets eyes on her. Kelly also suggests that the reason Guy/SheZow and Gal/DudePow bicker might be because they could really like each other, also the ice powered villain ColdFinger's and his fire powered female counterpart Grilla also hit it off.
- The Newmans aren't genderbent versions of GrojBand. They're completely different people who happen to share a physical resemblance. So don't worry fanfic writers. You can have the two bands fall in love and it won't be gross at all.
- Another PG version happens in the Totally Spies! episode "Future Shock"; Sam, Alex, and Clover give their adult selves some rather suggestive victory hugs after taking Mandy down.
- A PG version in the end credits of Smurfs: The Lost Village: Vanity Smurf's reflection comes to life and gives him a kiss on the lips.
- Bump in the Night touched upon this trope in the episode "Gum Crazy", where Mr. Bumpy disguises himself as a woman in an attempt to seduce his heart to give up the gum inside his stomach. The personification of Bumpy's heart happens to look like Bumpy with a moustahce, and Bumpy's ruse is thankfully foiled before things get too risque.