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

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

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


[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]

* Kaoru & Hikaru in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. (They even appear as Cheshire Cats during a {{homage}} to ''Alice In Wondeland''.)
* Shion & Mion in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Sometimes, it's funny. Other times, [[NightmareFuel it's not funny at all]].
* Fuuka & Fumika Narutaki in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Notably, Fumika is more reserved and often states that Fuuka's pranks aren't such a good idea, but she always gets dragged along and always gets into it anyways.
* Kazuo and Masao Tachibana in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' have some traits of this, specially since both of them are {{deadpan snarker}}s. They have even come to ''weaponize'' their trickery, as many of their shared in-game tricks relay on acrobatics and their ThinkTwins antics.
* Ami and Mami Futami from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' can be read more about below. In ''Manga/PetitIdolmaster'', their puchi counterparts take this further. Each puchi has a single strange power or exaggerated trait, and for Koami and Komami, it's that they do little else but play over-the-top pranks on everyone else, even when there was no logical opportunity for them to have set it up.

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

[[AC: FanFic]]
* In ''FanFic/{{Sight}}'' Ukitake's zanpakuto, Sougyo no Kotowari are a very mischevious pair of twins who SpeakInUnison, play pranks on Ichigo and play Kidou Tag which consists of them firing kidou at Ichigo while he runs away.

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

%%* Timmy and Tommy Tibble from ''Literature/{{Arthur}}''
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Fred and George Weasley cause humorous trouble for their family and for Hogwarts. When they grow up, their deviousness becomes the seed for their own company; Weaseley Wizard Wheezes, a joke shop.
* Bonnie and Beanie, the little teleporters from Creator/TheodoreSturgeon's ''More Than Human''.
%%* The eponymous characters from ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' fit this trope to a T.
%%* The Otis twins, AKA "Stars and Stripes" from ''The Canterville Ghost''.
* Hugal and Monan from the ''Literature/DungeonsAndDragons'' Eberron novel ''The City of Towers'' thrive on twisting [[MindScrew mind screws.]]
* The Stoll brothers from the Hermes cabin in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. [[SubvertedTrope Not twins, technically]], but nearly identical.
* "Trouble Twins" Florida and Dallas from ''Ruby Holler'', although it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that they're mistreated by the owners of the orphanage they live in and strike back in the only way they can; Dallas is a NiceGuy and Florida is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* Bertie's cousins Eustace and Claude in ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster''.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Who can forget all the crazy antics of the Lannister twins? Incest, pushing kids out windows, regicide...
* Adam, Byron and Jordan from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' are Trickster Triplets.
** Marilyn and Carolyn Arnold in their first appearance, but it turns out [[spoiler: they're just acting out because they're sick of being treated like [[SingleMindedTwins one person]]]]. They're much better when they show up later.
%%* Bill and Ben from ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries''.
* The relationship between the two eponymous rascal boys in Creator/WilhelmBusch's ''Literature/MaxAndMoritz'' is not specified, but they have a common uncle, which indicates they are either cousins or twin brothers.
* Mufus and Bufus Doolan in Robin Jarvis' ''Literature/{{Hagwood}}'' books.
* Bill and Ben in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries''. Edward and [=BoCo=] are the only ones who can keep them in order.
** Donald and Douglas had a bit of a tricksy streak when they first arrived on Sodor, pulling a few TwinSwitch gambits to each get the other out of trouble, but once their place on the island was secure for both of them, they toned this down.

* Zack and Cody from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.

* Hans and Fritz, the ''Katzenjammer Kids''.

[[AC:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Blossom Twins in the UK Wrestling scene and Ohio Valley. Unlike most TagTeamTwins, they're more mischievous than actively malevolent.

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

* Dee and Dum from ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice''. Their tricks range from the [[FoodFight innocent]] to the... [[DeathTrap not so much.]]
* ''Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Tornadus and Thundurus, both of which have the Prankster ability.
* Duke and Luke Crabtree from ''[[Creator/ZapDramatic Sir Basil Pike Public School]]'', who reenact the old KnightsAndKnaves puzzle on the player character.
* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has Ami and Mami Futami, who also provide the image for this page. They enjoy playing pranks or teasing other people and, before Mami [[IdenticalTwinIDTag grew out her hair]], they looked identical. Their main stick in the first game was to [[TwinSwitch switch roles]] repeatedly and the producer had to figure out when it was Ami and when it was Mami. They toned down a little bit in ''Idolmaster 2'' on the pranking part.
* ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'': Bonny and Betty de Famme are both {{Stage Magician}}s who use TwinSwitch in their tricks.
* Subverted with Vivi and Linda in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel''. Vivi is a prankster, but Linda is a NiceGirl who doesn't want anything to do with it, and will apologize to anyone her sister pranks. Vivi will often pull a TwinSwitch on her own to [[{{Troll}} troll people]], which annoys Linda to no end.
* Jay and Elle from ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo Tetris]]''.
* Elijah and Mijo from ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}'' engage in a bit of this when you first meet them, as they make you play a guessing game in order to pass to Sherwood Village.

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

* Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', each in their own ways. Vax is both the [[LoveableRogue party rogue]] and a fan [[ThePrankster of pranking his fellow party members]]. Vex is [[DoYouWantToHaggle a notorious haggler]] and [[TheCharmer flirt]], and also fights with a number of neat [[TrickArrow trick arrows]].
* [[spoiler:Taako and Lup]] from ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'', presumably coming from their rough childhood spent in caravans.

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