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* Son Goten of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is a particularly egregious example. He's the second child of Goku and looks 'exactly' like him. This, in turn, makes him looks like his parental grandfather, Bardock. It might be a Saiyan thing, since Vegeta said that "all Saiyans look similar", which could because of a small gene pool given that Saiyans at their peak only numbered in the thousands (and a NonSerialMovie further posited that "low class" Saiyans like Goku were bred from similar genetic stock, and Goku gained an IdenticalStranger named Turles). Vegeta looks nearly identical to his own father, sans beard. ''Anime/DragonballGT'' takes it to a ridiculous level, with the future descendants of both Goku & Vegeta looking like exact copies of their great-great-etc. ancestors. Even though they'd be mostly human, and it was already established with Vegeta's son and daughter that [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Saiyan hybrids]] need not look Saiyan-like at all. Then again, his daughter looks exactly like her human mother. With that said, Goten's personality, as with Goku's are different to Bardock's. Similarly, Goku Jr. was very different known his namesake, at least at first.

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* Son Goten of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is a particularly egregious example. He's the second child of Goku and looks 'exactly' like him. This, in turn, makes him looks like his parental grandfather, Bardock. It might be a Saiyan thing, since Vegeta said that "all Saiyans look similar", which could because of a small gene pool given that Saiyans at their peak only numbered in the thousands (and a NonSerialMovie further posited that "low class" Saiyans like Goku were bred from similar genetic stock, and Goku gained an IdenticalStranger named Turles). Vegeta looks nearly identical to his own father, sans beard. ''Anime/DragonballGT'' ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' takes it to a ridiculous level, with the future descendants of both Goku & Vegeta looking like exact copies of their great-great-etc. ancestors. Even though they'd be mostly human, and it was already established with Vegeta's son and daughter that [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Saiyan hybrids]] need not look Saiyan-like at all. Then again, his daughter looks exactly like her human mother. With that said, Goten's personality, as with Goku's are different to Bardock's. Similarly, Goku Jr. was very different known his namesake, at least at first.



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* ''Let's Make Love'' begins with narrated drawings about a rich man's family, many who resemble Yves Montand, who plays that rich man.

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* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'', Wolffy looks exactly like his grandfather, Yellow Wolf, save for their fur color.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Eustace and his father look the same, except Eustace's father had a beard.


* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', Miguel's straight-parted and messy bangs, BeautyMark and dimple makes him resemble his great-great-grandfather. [[spoiler: It's {{Foreshadowing}} that it's Héctor who is Miguel's true great-great-grandfather, not Ernesto who has curled bangs and slicked back hair.]] This also is a [[FridgeBrilliance subtle plot point]] - [[spoiler: this was how Coco was able to remember Héctor all these years because her great-grandson reminded her of her father.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', Miguel's straight-parted and messy bangs, BeautyMark BeautyMark, and dimple makes him resemble his great-great-grandfather. [[spoiler: It's {{Foreshadowing}} that it's Héctor who is Miguel's true great-great-grandfather, not Ernesto Ernesto, who has curled bangs and slicked back hair.]] This also is a [[FridgeBrilliance subtle plot point]] - [[spoiler: this was how Coco was able to remember Héctor all these years years, because her great-grandson reminded her of her father.]]



* In ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' Jessica Reeves is said to bear a striking resemblance to her distant ancestress Maharet, despite them being six thousand years apart.

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* In ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles,'' Jessica Reeves is said to bear a striking resemblance to her distant ancestress Maharet, despite them being six thousand years apart.



* A young 20 year old woman named Maggie Patterson [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/look-alikes-grandmother-granddaughter-at-20_n_3225886.html?ir=Good+News noticed an old picture of her Grandmother on her wedding day at age 20.]] She noticed how much they looked a like so she took a picture using the same facial expression and combined the two creating [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1123387/original.jpg a mirror image]]

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* A young 20 year old 20-year-old woman named Maggie Patterson [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/look-alikes-grandmother-granddaughter-at-20_n_3225886.html?ir=Good+News noticed an old picture of her Grandmother on her wedding day at age 20.]] She noticed how much they looked a like so she took a picture using the same facial expression and combined the two creating [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1123387/original.jpg a mirror image]]


* In the sprite comic ''194X'', [[VideoGame/MegaMan Kalinka]] and [[BigNameFan Ran]] strongly resemble their WWII-era ancestors. It's hard to decide whether the fact that Ran is a ''robot'' makes this better or worse.

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* In the sprite comic ''194X'', [[VideoGame/MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Kalinka]] and [[BigNameFan Ran]] strongly resemble their WWII-era ancestors. It's hard to decide whether the fact that Ran is a ''robot'' makes this better or worse.


* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'' has Dr. Goldfoot (played by Creator/VincentPrice), show off portraits of his ancestors, roles played by Price in other movies.

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* ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine'' ''Film/DrGoldfootAndTheBikiniMachine'' has Dr. Goldfoot (played by Creator/VincentPrice), show off portraits of his ancestors, roles played by Price in other movies.


* In ''Tecmo's VideoGame/{{Deception}}'', you eventually hear word of a Legendary Brave who shares the same name as your own character, who was among those who sealed away the Devil in the past. [[spoiler:You're eventually given the task of killing him and subsequently find out that he is your ancestor; whether you go through with it affects the ending.]]

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* In ''Tecmo's VideoGame/{{Deception}}'', you eventually hear word of a Legendary Brave who shares the same name as your own character, who was among those who sealed away the Devil in the past. [[spoiler:You're eventually given the task of killing him and subsequently find out that he is your ancestor; [[EventFlag whether you go through with it affects the ending.ending]].]]



* Ren Hojo from ''VideoGame/FatalFrameMaidenOfBlackWater'' is related to Dr. Kunihiko Asou through a branch family and so bares a strong resemblance to him as well. Said resemblance causes the spirits who had met Dr. Asou while they were alive to mistake Ren as Dr. Asou, treating him with kindness instead of murderous hostility that he would have received otherwise. For example, [[BigBad Ouse Kurosawa]], who [[LoveAtFirstSight fell in love with Dr. Asou upon their initial encounter]], [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes never attacks Ren due to his resemblance to Dr. Asou]].

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* Ren Hojo from ''VideoGame/FatalFrameMaidenOfBlackWater'' is related to Dr. Kunihiko Asou through a branch family and so bares a strong resemblance to him as well. Said resemblance causes the spirits who had met Dr. Asou while they were alive to mistake Ren as Dr. Asou, treating him with kindness instead of murderous hostility that he would have received otherwise. For example, [[BigBad Ouse Kurosawa]], who [[LoveAtFirstSight fell in love with Dr. Asou upon their initial encounter]], Kurosawa]] [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes never attacks Ren due to his resemblance to Dr. Asou]].Asou]], [[spoiler:as [[LoveAtFirstSight she fell in love with Dr. Asou upon their initial encounter while they were alive]].]]


** Farnsworth's clone, Cubert, strongly resembles both Farnsworth and Fry, to the point where [[spoiler:an older Leela [[MayDecemberRomance romances and eventually marries the adult Cubert]] [[ReplacementGoldfish to cope with the loss of Fry]]]] in "The Late Philip J. Fry." The most notable difference, his snub nose, is said to have been caused by his face being pressed to the glass in the [[PeopleJars People Jar]] where he was kept for twelve years.

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** Farnsworth's clone, clone "son," Cubert, likewise strongly resembles both Farnsworth and Fry, to the point where [[spoiler:an older Leela [[MayDecemberRomance romances and eventually marries the adult Cubert]] [[ReplacementGoldfish to cope with the loss of Fry]]]] in "The Late Philip J. Fry." The most notable distinctive difference, his snub nose, is said to have been caused by his face being pressed to the glass in the [[PeopleJars People Jar]] where he was kept for twelve years.


** Farnsworth's clone, Cubert, strongly resembles both Farnsworth and Fry, to the point where [[spoiler:an older Leela [[ReplacementGoldfish romances and eventually marries the adult Cubert]] [[ReplacementGoldfish to cope with the loss of Fry]]]] in "The Late Philip J. Fry." The most notable difference, his snub nose, is said to have been caused by his face being pressed to the glass in the [[PeopleJars People Jar]] where he was kept for twelve years.

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** Farnsworth's clone, Cubert, strongly resembles both Farnsworth and Fry, to the point where [[spoiler:an older Leela [[ReplacementGoldfish [[MayDecemberRomance romances and eventually marries the adult Cubert]] [[ReplacementGoldfish to cope with the loss of Fry]]]] in "The Late Philip J. Fry." The most notable difference, his snub nose, is said to have been caused by his face being pressed to the glass in the [[PeopleJars People Jar]] where he was kept for twelve years.

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** Farnsworth's clone, Cubert, strongly resembles both Farnsworth and Fry, to the point where [[spoiler:an older Leela [[ReplacementGoldfish romances and eventually marries the adult Cubert]] [[ReplacementGoldfish to cope with the loss of Fry]]]] in "The Late Philip J. Fry." The most notable difference, his snub nose, is said to have been caused by his face being pressed to the glass in the [[PeopleJars People Jar]] where he was kept for twelve years.


Of course due to similarities in genetics this can be compared to a RealLife version of the animation trope OnlySixFaces.

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Of course course, due to similarities in genetics genetics, this can be compared to a RealLife version of the animation trope OnlySixFaces.



* The rise in popularity of wood-burning stoves in the 1970's led to a demand for chimney sweeps. One enterprising young man in (town redacted) went to a tourist trap to have a sepia-toned photograph taken of himself dressed in 19th century clothing and holding his chimney sweeping tools, and featured the picture with the caption "Our Founder" in his ads.

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* The rise in popularity of wood-burning stoves in the 1970's 1970s led to a demand for chimney sweeps. One enterprising young man in (town redacted) went to a tourist trap to have a sepia-toned photograph taken of himself dressed in 19th century 19th-century clothing and holding his chimney sweeping tools, and featured the picture with the caption "Our Founder" in his ads.



** In any case it's established that player characters in the .hack franchise are all based on off-the-peg character types. There's a scene in ''Anime/DotHackSign'' where Subaru sees someone she thinks is Tsukasa, but is actually a different character with only a few variations of hair color and facial markings. This is also lampshaded in ''.hack//Unison'', where Black Rose and Mimiru have an argument as to who chose the character design first, and Tsukasa meets a younger player with the same basic design. ''.hack//Legend of the Twilight [Bracelet]'' begins with Shugo and Rena winning the right to use characters based on Kite and Black Rose (apparently those exact combinations of character customizations were locked by the admins after Kite and Black Rose's adventure, though to be fair Kite's was orginally green without Wave marks, changing to his well known form upon getting the bracelet and thus possible its not normally selectable anyways; additionally, the series uses [[SuperDeformed chibi]] versions of the characters).

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** **, In any case case, it's established that player characters in the .hack franchise are all based on off-the-peg character types. There's a scene in ''Anime/DotHackSign'' where Subaru sees someone she thinks is Tsukasa, Tsukasa but is actually a different character with only a few variations of hair color and facial markings. This is also lampshaded in ''.hack//Unison'', where Black Rose and Mimiru have an argument as to who chose the character design first, and Tsukasa meets a younger player with the same basic design. ''.hack//Legend of the Twilight [Bracelet]'' begins with Shugo and Rena winning the right to use characters based on Kite and Black Rose (apparently those exact combinations of character customizations were locked by the admins after Kite and Black Rose's adventure, though to be fair Kite's was orginally originally green without Wave marks, changing to his well known well-known form upon getting the bracelet and thus possible its not normally selectable anyways; additionally, the series uses [[SuperDeformed chibi]] versions of the characters).



** Claudia looks like a female version of her great-grandfather [[spoiler:Claire]]… But she ''still'' inherited her great-great-granfather Huey's golden eyes.
** Both Elmer and Aging note that Luchino, while not quite the clone of Huey that [[StrongFamilyResemblance Chane, Liza, and Charon are]], still has a noticeable resemblance to him. This would not seem so ridiculous were Luchino not ''three hundred years removed'' from the man in question (an absurdity lampshaded by Luchino himself), proving once and for all that Huey has the most stubborn genes in the world.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', Tetsuo Hara's prequel to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', centers around Kenshiro's uncle and Ryuken's older half-brother Kenshiro Kasumi, who is Kenshiro if he lived in Pre-WWII Asia and was a heavy smoker. The manga exactly hasn't established how they're related yet, since the Kenshiro from ''North Star'' was supposedly adopted…

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** Claudia looks like a female version of her great-grandfather [[spoiler:Claire]]… But she ''still'' inherited her great-great-granfather great-great-grandfather Huey's golden eyes.
** Both Elmer and Aging note that Luchino, while not quite the clone of Huey that [[StrongFamilyResemblance Chane, Liza, and Charon are]], still has a noticeable resemblance to him. This would not seem so ridiculous were if Luchino not wasn't ''three hundred years removed'' from the man in question (an absurdity lampshaded by Luchino himself), proving once and for all that Huey has the most stubborn genes in the world.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', Tetsuo Hara's prequel to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', centers around Kenshiro's uncle and Ryuken's older half-brother Kenshiro Kasumi, who is Kenshiro if he lived in Pre-WWII Asia and was a heavy smoker. The manga exactly hasn't established how they're related yet, yet since the Kenshiro from ''North Star'' was supposedly adopted…



* Son Goten of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is a particularly egregious example. He's the second child of Goku and looks 'exactly' like him. This in turn makes him looks like his parental grandfather, Bardock. It might be a Saiyan thing, since Vegeta said that "all Saiyans look similar", which could because of a small gene pool given that Saiyans at their peak only numbered in the thousands (and a NonSerialMovie further posited that "low class" Saiyans like Goku were bred from similar genetic stock, and Goku gained an IdenticalStranger named Turles). Vegeta looks nearly identical to his own father, sans beard. ''Anime/DragonballGT'' takes it to a ridiculous level, with the future descendants of both Goku & Vegeta looking like exact copies of their great-great-etc. ancestors. Even though they'd be mostly human, and it was already established with Vegeta's son and daughter that [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Saiyan hybrids]] need not look Saiyan-like at all. Then again, his daughter looks exactly like her human mother. With that said, Goten's personality, as with Goku's are different to Bardock's. Similarly, Goku Jr. was very different known his namesake, at least at first.

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* Son Goten of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is a particularly egregious example. He's the second child of Goku and looks 'exactly' like him. This This, in turn turn, makes him looks like his parental grandfather, Bardock. It might be a Saiyan thing, since Vegeta said that "all Saiyans look similar", which could because of a small gene pool given that Saiyans at their peak only numbered in the thousands (and a NonSerialMovie further posited that "low class" Saiyans like Goku were bred from similar genetic stock, and Goku gained an IdenticalStranger named Turles). Vegeta looks nearly identical to his own father, sans beard. ''Anime/DragonballGT'' takes it to a ridiculous level, with the future descendants of both Goku & Vegeta looking like exact copies of their great-great-etc. ancestors. Even though they'd be mostly human, and it was already established with Vegeta's son and daughter that [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Saiyan hybrids]] need not look Saiyan-like at all. Then again, his daughter looks exactly like her human mother. With that said, Goten's personality, as with Goku's are different to Bardock's. Similarly, Goku Jr. was very different known his namesake, at least at first.



* In the anime of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', a time travel episode reveals that in her younger years Colonge resembled her great granddaughter Shampoo.

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* In the anime of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', a time travel episode reveals that in her younger years Colonge resembled her great granddaughter great-granddaughter Shampoo.



* All of the founders of the Vongola family in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' bear close resemblance to the tenth generation Guardians, including weapons used at one point.

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* All of the founders of the Vongola family in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' bear a close resemblance to the tenth generation Guardians, including weapons used at one point.



* Somewhat PlayedForLaughs in the side story of the 20th volume of ''Dorabase'' (Baseball spin-off of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''), where the 23rd century versions of the characters are exactly the same, except for some very minor differences such as name and a few physical traits. Also, they suck at baseball until the main characters come to help them. Obviously justified since 60% of the cast are robots, but still pretty outrageous because they are about 100 year old apart from production year.
** Also, in the end it is very much implied that this trope will go on until the next (24th) century. This means that the main teams would still exist for the next 200 years or so.

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* Somewhat PlayedForLaughs in the side story of the 20th volume of ''Dorabase'' (Baseball spin-off of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''), where the 23rd century 23rd-century versions of the characters are exactly the same, except for some very minor differences such as name and a few physical traits. Also, they suck at baseball until the main characters come to help them. Obviously justified since 60% of the cast are robots, but still pretty outrageous because they are about 100 year years old apart from production year.
** Also, in the end end, it is very much implied that this trope will go on until the next (24th) century. This means that the main teams would still exist for the next 200 years or so.



* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', the Kisugi sisters looks a lot like their ancestors: Rui (the oldest) and Ai (the youngest) are nearly identical to their mother (especially Rui, whose only difference is a [[BeautyMark mole on the cheek]]), while Hitomi is almost identical to her paternal grandmother, differing only in her hair and eye colours. Hitomi is especially egregious, as she's [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese half-German]] while her grandmother was a blonde-haired green-eyed German.

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* In ''Manga/CatsEye'', the Kisugi sisters looks a lot like their ancestors: Rui (the oldest) and Ai (the youngest) are nearly identical to their mother (especially Rui, whose only difference is a [[BeautyMark mole on the cheek]]), while Hitomi is almost identical to her paternal grandmother, differing only in her hair and eye colours.colors. Hitomi is especially egregious, as she's [[ButNotTooForeign half-Japanese half-German]] while her grandmother was a blonde-haired green-eyed German.



* The only difference between Kaoru and her late mother in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' is that Kaoru's hair is naturally purple and her mother's was caramel colored. However, Kaoru started dyeing her hair blonde after getting married to Hajime, increasing the resemblance even further.

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* The only difference between Kaoru and her late mother in ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' is that Kaoru's hair is naturally purple and her mother's was caramel colored.caramel-colored. However, Kaoru started dyeing her hair blonde after getting married to Hajime, increasing the resemblance even further.



* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' looks identical to her ancestor Tatsuko. This is because [[spoiler: Tatsuko's decendants are cursed to look just like her.]]

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* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' looks identical to her ancestor Tatsuko. This is because [[spoiler: Tatsuko's decendants descendants are cursed to look just like her.]]



* In ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' Thomas Wayne looks exactly like his son, with the addition of a moustache. And [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} sometimes]] [[ComicBook/{{Earth2}} not even that]].
* In Franchise/TheDCU, ComicBook/BoosterGold's ancestor, Daniel Carter, has not only the same last name, but appears nearly identical, despite them being over four hundred years of Carter generations apart. He even manages to have a nearly identical personality, despite all odds.
** Booster also encounters a First World War soldier who turns out to be [[spoiler: Cyrus Lord, an ancestor of ex-JLI manager/sometime supervillain Maxwell Lord]]. Booster fails to appreciate this at first only because [[spoiler: several weeks' beard growth and a bloody great bandage round his head disguise the fact that Cyrus is the spitting image of Max.]]

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* In ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' Thomas Wayne looks exactly like his son, with the addition of a moustache.mustache. And [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} sometimes]] [[ComicBook/{{Earth2}} not even that]].
* In Franchise/TheDCU, ComicBook/BoosterGold's ancestor, Daniel Carter, has not only the same last name, name but appears nearly identical, despite them being over four hundred years of Carter generations apart. He even manages to have a nearly identical personality, despite all odds.
** Booster also encounters a First World War soldier who turns out to be [[spoiler: Cyrus Lord, an ancestor of ex-JLI manager/sometime supervillain Maxwell Lord]]. Booster fails to appreciate this at first only because [[spoiler: several weeks' beard growth and a bloody great bandage round around his head disguise the fact that Cyrus is the spitting image of Max.]]



** In the comics, Jean Grey has an identical 17th century ancestor, Lady Grey, who was a member of the Hellfire Club. Most of the other ancestors of major characters involved with the club are also identical.

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** In the comics, Jean Grey has an identical 17th century 17th-century ancestor, Lady Grey, who was a member of the Hellfire Club. Most of the other ancestors of major characters involved with the club are also identical.



* Obelix's family tree, as seen in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Class Act'', consists entirely of "big-boned", red-moustached warriors. The modern day Obelisc'h, [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis whom the authors meet]], even wears a blue-and-white striped jersey, reflecting his ancestor's stripey trousers.

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* Obelix's family tree, as seen in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Class Act'', consists entirely of "big-boned", red-moustached red-mustached warriors. The modern day modern-day Obelisc'h, [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis whom the authors meet]], even wears a blue-and-white striped jersey, reflecting his ancestor's stripey trousers.



* In at least one ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' issue, the descendants of modern-day Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptlk are found. They not only look identical and have the same abilities as their ancestors, but are discriminated against by society because of what their ancestors did. The Legion and the stories surrounding it take place a thousand years in the future.
* [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Captain Haddock's]] 17th-century ancestor Sir Francis Haddock (in the original: Francois, chevalier de Hadoque) looked exactly like him, except for the longer hair appropriate for the period. He had a similar penchant for drinking and swearing.
* In UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}, ComicBook/WonderWoman's mother Hyppolyta resembled her enough that she could disguise herself as her daughter pretty easily. This idea was abandoned in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, when Hyppolyta suddenly started getting colored as a blonde.

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* In at least one ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' issue, the descendants of modern-day Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptlk are found. They not only look identical and have the same abilities as their ancestors, ancestors but are discriminated against by society because of what their ancestors did. The Legion and the stories surrounding it take place a thousand years in the future.
* [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Captain Haddock's]] 17th-century ancestor Sir Francis Haddock (in the original: Francois, chevalier Chevalier de Hadoque) looked exactly like him, except for the longer hair appropriate for the period. He had a similar penchant for drinking and swearing.
* In UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}, ComicBook/WonderWoman's mother Hyppolyta Hippolyta resembled her enough that she could disguise herself as her daughter pretty easily. This idea was abandoned in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Books}} when Hyppolyta suddenly started getting colored as a blonde.



* In the miniseries ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Hail Hydra!'', we see the history of [[AncientConspiracy Hydra]] from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day. The head of their immortality research is almost always a [[BaldOfEvil bald]], bug-eyed man with a permenant SlasherSmile. WordOfGod is that this is the family line of Dr. Geist (the present-day version).
* Two ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' stories featured UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution hero Captain Stephen Rogers, who looked identical to his descendant. In the second story, he briefly wore a costume created by a British Loyalist to satirise the American flag.

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* In the miniseries ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Hail Hydra!'', we see the history of [[AncientConspiracy Hydra]] from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day. The head of their immortality research is almost always a [[BaldOfEvil bald]], bug-eyed man with a permenant permanent SlasherSmile. WordOfGod is that this is the family line of Dr. Geist (the present-day version).
* Two ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' stories featured UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution hero Captain Stephen Rogers, who looked identical to his descendant. In the second story, he briefly wore a costume created by a British Loyalist to satirise satirize the American flag.



* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Cadance is a descendant of Sombra, and mentioned to be the splitting image of Sombra's daughter.

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* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Cadance is a descendant of Sombra, Sombra and mentioned to be the splitting image of Sombra's daughter.



* In the ''Avatar the Last Airbender'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774999/1/Confusion-from-longing Confusion from longing]]'', which goes with theory that some Air Nomads escaped the genocide by passing as other ethnicities. Aang notices that Ty Lee is the granddaughter of an Air Nomad friend of his due to their extremely close resemblance.

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* In the ''Avatar the Last Airbender'' oneshot one-shot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774999/1/Confusion-from-longing Confusion from longing]]'', which goes with the theory that some Air Nomads escaped the genocide by passing as other ethnicities. Aang notices that Ty Lee is the granddaughter of an Air Nomad friend of his due to their extremely close resemblance.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', Miguel's straight-parted and messy bangs, BeautyMark and dimple makes him resemble his great-great grandfather. [[spoiler: It's {{Foreshadowing}} that it's Héctor who is Miguel's true great-great grandfather, not Ernesto who has curled bangs and slicked back hair.]] This also is a [[FridgeBrilliance subtle plot point]] - [[spoiler: this was how Coco was able to remember Héctor all these years because her great-grandson reminded her of her father.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', Miguel's straight-parted and messy bangs, BeautyMark and dimple makes him resemble his great-great grandfather. great-great-grandfather. [[spoiler: It's {{Foreshadowing}} that it's Héctor who is Miguel's true great-great grandfather, great-great-grandfather, not Ernesto who has curled bangs and slicked back hair.]] This also is a [[FridgeBrilliance subtle plot point]] - [[spoiler: this was how Coco was able to remember Héctor all these years because her great-grandson reminded her of her father.]]



* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the [[Film/TheTerminator original movie]], all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold -- despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu). The best way to explain this is that all T-800s are the same basic [[SkeleBot9000 endoskeleton]], while the model numbers (Arnold's Terminator identifies himself as model 101) refer to the external appearance. So, all 101s resemble Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, while 102s resemble someone else. This explains Franco Columbu, who has the same basic endo-skeleton, but is essentially a different sub-model. This is explicitly described in the beginning of the novelization for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', where future John Connors looks for the right model of T-800 to send into the past.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films fall into this trope; in the [[Film/TheTerminator original movie]], all of the T-800 model Terminators looked (and even ''smelled'') like different people, in order to infiltrate human bunkers (and get past sentry-dogs); but in the sequels, somehow ''all'' of the T-800 Terminators look like Arnold -- despite that this defeats the entire ''premise'' of organic cyborg-Terminators, since the humans would only need to watch out for anyone who looks like Arnold. (The original movie even showed this; the T-800 Terminator shown in the original flashback-scene was played by bodybuilder Franco Columbu). The best way to explain this is that all T-800s are the same basic [[SkeleBot9000 endoskeleton]], while the model numbers (Arnold's Terminator identifies himself as model 101) refer to the external appearance. So, all 101s resemble Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, while 102s resemble someone else. This explains Franco Columbu, who has the same basic endo-skeleton, endo-skeleton but is essentially a different sub-model. This is explicitly described in at the beginning of the novelization for ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', where future John Connors looks for the right model of T-800 to send into the past.



* In ''Film/Tremors4TheLegendBegins'', the 19th century ancestor of Burt Gummer is played by Michael Gross, the same actor who plays Burt.

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* In ''Film/Tremors4TheLegendBegins'', the 19th century 19th-century ancestor of Burt Gummer is played by Michael Gross, the same actor who plays Burt.



** Not only do they interact, the photo in Mitchell's locker in the new reality shows that the two were good friends. Wonder how many people commented that they look like brothers.

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** Not only do they interact, but the photo in Mitchell's locker in the new reality also shows that the two were good friends. Wonder how many people commented that they look like brothers.



* ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' has this going on with the Van Helsings, both played by Creator/PeterCushing. The unnamed lackey of Dracula in 1872 is played by Christopher Neame, who also plays 20th century Dracula-cultist Johnny Alucard, although their relationship is not spelled out.

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* ''Film/DraculaAD1972'' has this going on with the Van Helsings, both played by Creator/PeterCushing. The unnamed lackey of Dracula in 1872 is played by Christopher Neame, who also plays 20th century 20th-century Dracula-cultist Johnny Alucard, although their relationship is not spelled out.



* ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'' follows the 19th century ancestors of the two main characters from the other films in the series. As per this trope, they're played by the same actresses as their present day counterparts, in addition they also have the exact same names.

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* ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'' follows the 19th century 19th-century ancestors of the two main characters from the other films in the series. As per this trope, they're played by the same actresses as their present day present-day counterparts, in addition addition, they also have the exact same names.



* Michael Dorn cameos in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' as Worf's grandfather, a defence attorney who, despite being stuck in the middle of a blatant KangarooCourt, still makes a valient effort to give his clients (Kirk and Bones) something approaching a fair trial.

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* Michael Dorn cameos in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' as Worf's grandfather, a defence defense attorney who, despite being stuck in the middle of a blatant KangarooCourt, still makes a valient valiant effort to give his clients (Kirk and Bones) something approaching a fair trial.



* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''. In Alice's dream of how Amanda Krueger was raped, one of the 100 maniacs looks ''exactly'' like pre-death Freddy Krueger, and is played by Robert Englund as well. Before Alice is assaulted by the maniacs, a shot briefly lingers on his face, hinting that this is in fact Freddy's biological father. It's also hinted that this is actually Freddy himself in disguise, although why he would take on the guise of his father is unclear.

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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''. In Alice's dream of how Amanda Krueger was raped, one of the 100 maniacs looks ''exactly'' like pre-death Freddy Krueger, and is played by Robert Englund as well. Before Alice is assaulted by the maniacs, a shot briefly lingers on his face, hinting that this is is, in fact fact, Freddy's biological father. It's also hinted that this is actually Freddy himself in disguise, although why he would take on the guise of his father is unclear.



* In ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', Creator/DavidTennant plays the present day Sir Piers Pomfrey and his ancestor Lord Pomfrey, and Rupert Everret plays [[CrossCastRole Miss Fritton]] and her ancestors Archibald Fritton and Fortnum Fritton.

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* In ''Film/StTrinians2TheLegendOfFrittonsGold'', Creator/DavidTennant plays the present day Sir Piers Pomfrey and his ancestor Lord Pomfrey, and Rupert Everret Everett plays [[CrossCastRole Miss Fritton]] and her ancestors Archibald Fritton and Fortnum Fritton.



* In ''Film/TheSonOfTheSheik'' Rudolph Valentino plays both Sheik Ahmed and his grown sun, Ahmed the younger.
* In the Trancers movies people go back in time mentally to occupy the mind of a direct ancestor. All those ancestors are played by the same actors. Probably to avoid confusing the audience.

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* In ''Film/TheSonOfTheSheik'' Rudolph Valentino plays both Sheik Ahmed and his grown sun, son, Ahmed the younger.
* In the Trancers movies movies, people go back in time mentally to occupy the mind of a direct ancestor. All those ancestors are played by the same actors. Probably to avoid confusing the audience.



* The Basque film ''Vacas'' ("Cows") follows two families of cowherds from 1875 to 1936. Main actor Carmelo Gómez plays the grandfather, father and son of the Irigibel family; Kandido Uranga plays Carmelo Mendiluze and his son Juan, and Karra Elejalde plays their neighbor Ilegorri and his son, Lucas (with both appearing [[ActingForTwo together]] in the 1936 segment).

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* The Basque film ''Vacas'' ("Cows") follows two families of cowherds from 1875 to 1936. Main actor Carmelo Gómez plays the grandfather, father father, and son of the Irigibel family; Kandido Uranga plays Carmelo Mendiluze and his son Juan, and Karra Elejalde plays their neighbor Ilegorri and his son, Lucas (with both appearing [[ActingForTwo together]] in the 1936 segment).



* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' saga, where Harry is noted for his resemblance to his father but with his mother's eyes. Later subverted when we get a detailed picture of what James Potter actually looked like at Harry's age; the resemblance is strong enough that they could be mistaken for one another at a distance or from behind, but stood side by side it would be fairly obvious which was which even without the eye-colour difference.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' saga, where Harry is noted for his resemblance to his father but with his mother's eyes. Later subverted when we get a detailed picture of what James Potter actually looked like at Harry's age; the resemblance is strong enough that they could be mistaken for one another at a distance or from behind, but stood side by side it would be fairly obvious which was which even without the eye-colour eye-color difference.



* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''[[strike:Faust]] Discworld/{{Eric}}'', by Terry Pratchett, Rincewind (and his demonology hacker companion) travels back to a fantasy counterpart of the Trojan War, where he meets a [[strike: brave]] sensibly devious adventurer named Lavaeolus. He does not realize the relationship until later, but notes that Lavaeolus looks very handsome. It is implied that Lav is an ancestor of Rincewind's (and in [[CanisLatinicus Dog Latin]] it is revealed that Lavaeolus means "rinser of winds").

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''[[strike:Faust]] Discworld/{{Eric}}'', by Terry Pratchett, Rincewind (and his demonology hacker companion) travels back to a fantasy counterpart of the Trojan War, where he meets a [[strike: brave]] sensibly devious adventurer named Lavaeolus. He does not realize the relationship until later, later but notes that Lavaeolus looks very handsome. It is implied that Lav is an ancestor of Rincewind's (and in [[CanisLatinicus Dog Latin]] it is revealed that Lavaeolus means "rinser of winds").



** And in the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures book ''The Taint'', [[spoiler:Fitz's great-grandfather's ObliviouslyEvil twin is recognizably similar to Fitz himself: same long nose, straggly hair, and thin face and build. Fitz keeps finding him "infuriatingly familiar", quite possibly because he's looking at an older ([[OlderThanTheyLook but not that much]], for some reason) version of the same face he shaves ([[PermaStubble or not]]) every morning. Also, unsettlingly, he has moments of acting like a PsychopathicManchild version of Fitz.]]

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** And in the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures book ''The Taint'', [[spoiler:Fitz's [[spoiler:Fritz's great-grandfather's ObliviouslyEvil twin is recognizably similar to Fitz himself: same long nose, straggly hair, and thin face and build. Fitz keeps finding him "infuriatingly familiar", quite possibly because he's looking at an older ([[OlderThanTheyLook but not that much]], for some reason) version of the same face he shaves ([[PermaStubble or not]]) every morning. Also, unsettlingly, he has moments of acting like a PsychopathicManchild version of Fitz.]]



* In one of the appendices of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', it's mentioned that the Longbeard dwarves will sometimes produce an heir who resembles their original ancestor Durin so much that they not only name him Durin, but believe that he is the same Durin, returned to them. Up to Durin VII are recorded as Kings of Durin's Folk, it's unclear if this practice is maintained outside of the direct line of succession.
** Arwen is said to be extremely similar to her great-great grandmother, Luthien Tinuviel. Overlaps with GenerationXerox as both women choose to relinquish their immortality for love of a mortal man.

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* In one of the appendices of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', it's mentioned that the Longbeard dwarves will sometimes produce an heir who resembles their original ancestor Durin so much that they not only name him Durin, Durin but believe that he is the same Durin, returned to them. Up to Durin VII are recorded as Kings of Durin's Folk, it's unclear if this practice is maintained outside of the direct line of succession.
** Arwen is said to be extremely similar to her great-great grandmother, great-great-grandmother, Luthien Tinuviel. Overlaps with GenerationXerox as both women choose to relinquish their immortality for love of a mortal man.



* In ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series, John Mitchell St. Ivo looks almost exactly like his great-grandfather Erlik St. Ivo, the founder of [[MegaCorp Galactic Cybersystems]] thanks to several generations of inbreeding starting with Erlik himself, who married his cousin Liza in order to maintain the secrecy of the company (whose headquarters and automated production lines were located on a remote, uninhabited world). Erlik and Liza had a son and a daughter, whose DNA they modified so they weren't genetically related, allowing the children to continue the line. Apparently, the fact that they still had the same parents and were raised as brother and sister didn't create any issues. This continued until the birth of André St. Ivo, whose intelligence was far below normal. Realizing a fresh "infusion" of blood was necessary to keep the family (and the business) going, André's parents didn't have a second child, forcing him to look for a bride on other worlds. André ended up marrying Theia Mitchell, who wound up effectively running Galactic Cybersystems and gave birth to two healthy sons: Aramant (who looked exactly like André) and John. André, jealous of Theia, has her shot and then her almost-dead body turned into a bio-doll for his pleasure. Meanwhile, Aramant is groomed as André's successor, while John grows up as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob. One day, Aramant finds out the truth about his mother, who was kept in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] while André wasn't using her body, and tries to wake her. Thanks to his resemblance to his father, he is killed by Theia who manages to break her mental conditioning who doesn't know how much time has passed. John ends up mortally wounded by André's robots and has his mind copied onto an android, who were modeled on Erlik St. Ivo. Given that John looks like Erlik, this turns out to be a happy coincidence.

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* In ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' series, John Mitchell St. Ivo looks almost exactly like his great-grandfather Erlik St. Ivo, the founder of [[MegaCorp Galactic Cybersystems]] thanks to several generations of inbreeding starting with Erlik himself, who married his cousin Liza in order to maintain the secrecy of the company (whose headquarters and automated production lines were located on a remote, uninhabited world). Erlik and Liza had a son and a daughter, whose DNA they modified so they weren't genetically related, allowing the children to continue the line. Apparently, the fact that they still had the same parents and were raised as brother and sister didn't create any issues. This continued until the birth of André St. Ivo, whose intelligence was far below normal. Realizing a fresh "infusion" of blood was necessary to keep the family (and the business) going, André's parents didn't have a second child, forcing him to look for a bride on other worlds. André ended up marrying Theia Mitchell, who wound up effectively running Galactic Cybersystems and gave birth to two healthy sons: Aramant (who looked exactly like André) and John. André, jealous of Theia, has her shot and then her almost-dead body turned into a bio-doll for his pleasure. Meanwhile, Aramant is groomed as André's successor, while John grows up as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob. One day, Aramant finds out the truth about his mother, who was kept in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] while André wasn't using her body, body and tries to wake her. Thanks to his resemblance to his father, he is killed by Theia who manages to break her mental conditioning who doesn't know how much time has passed. John ends up mortally wounded by André's robots and has his mind copied onto an android, who were was modeled on Erlik St. Ivo. Given that John looks like Erlik, this turns out to be a happy coincidence.



* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' , [[spoiler:Jack]] looks enough like his own father to be mistaken for his father's ghost when he inadvertently visits his father's old home town.

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* In ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' , ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', [[spoiler:Jack]] looks enough like his own father to be mistaken for his father's ghost when he inadvertently visits his father's old home town.



* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', you travel into the future and meet people who look suspiciously like Nurse Edna, Doctor Fred and Weird Ed, but they call themselves "Nurse Zedna," "Doctor Zed" and "Weird Zed." They're the descendants of the original ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' characters.

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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', you travel into the future and meet people who look suspiciously like Nurse Edna, Doctor Fred Fred, and Weird Ed, but they call themselves "Nurse Zedna," "Doctor Zed" and "Weird Zed." They're the descendants of the original ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' characters.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' introduces two minor ones, both shopkeepers: the fortune-teller Sparrot, ancestor of ''Twilight Princess'''s Madame Fanadi, and yet another incarnation of Beedle. This is a somewhat interesting case, as the next appearances of these likenesses occur many hundreds of years after this game, meaning either their family lines managed to keep their heads down for all that time, or that it's not just Link and Zelda who get reincarnated.
* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', Matthew and Tyrell are the spitting image of their fathers, [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Isaac and Garet]], as teenagers. Several other characters are also descended from the previous games' cast, but they're [[StrongFamilyResemblance not quite as blatant]] as these two.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' introduces two minor ones, both shopkeepers: the fortune-teller Sparrot, ancestor of ''Twilight Princess'''s Madame Fanadi, and yet another incarnation of Beedle. This is a somewhat interesting case, as the next appearances of these likenesses occur many hundreds of years after this game, meaning either their family lines managed to keep their heads down for all that time, time or that it's not just Link and Zelda who get reincarnated.
* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', Matthew and Tyrell are the spitting image images of their fathers, [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Isaac and Garet]], as teenagers. Several other characters are also descended from the previous games' cast, but they're [[StrongFamilyResemblance not quite as blatant]] as these two.



* The Belmonts from the earlier ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, namely Simon, Christopher, and Trevor, strongly resembled each other, but this can be justified, since the original games were for 8-bit platforms like the NES, MSX, and Game Boy, which weren't exactly known for their graphical prowess. Richter Belmont from the PC Engine's ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', was the first Belmont to actually look different from his predecessors and every Belmont afterward (whether it was from a sequel or prequel) followed suit.

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* The Belmonts from the earlier ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, namely Simon, Christopher, and Trevor, strongly resembled each other, but this can be justified, justified since the original games were for 8-bit platforms like the NES, MSX, and Game Boy, which weren't exactly known for their graphical prowess. Richter Belmont from the PC Engine's ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', was the first Belmont to actually look different from his predecessors and every Belmont afterward (whether it was from a sequel or prequel) followed suit.



* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'' is made of this trope. In every era there are people who resemble the citizens in the other eras. In fact, the main character even lampshades this once. The game ends up subverting it once however, [[spoiler:in the biggest plot twist of the game. A character you spend most of the game assuming is your ancestor (though he doesn't exactly resemble you) [[MyGrandsonMyself turns out to be ''you'']]]].

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* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'' is made of this trope. In every era era, there are people who resemble the citizens in the other eras. In fact, the main character even lampshades this once. The game ends up subverting it once once, however, [[spoiler:in the biggest plot twist of the game. A character you spend most of the game assuming is your ancestor (though he doesn't exactly resemble you) [[MyGrandsonMyself turns out to be ''you'']]]].



** [[spoiler:If you're a Newman, she comes to the realization that she fucked up big time--not only are you [[CloningBlues a clone of the one who united the Newmans against her]], but [[PhlebotinumRebel she cloned you herself]]!]]

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** [[spoiler:If you're a Newman, she comes to the realization that she fucked up big time--not only are you [[CloningBlues a clone of the one who united the Newmans against her]], her]] but [[PhlebotinumRebel she cloned you herself]]!]]



* Female kangaroo villagers in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games all have little joeys who peek out from inside their pouches. The joeys are not only identical to their mothers, but also share all of their mothers' facial expressions.

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* Female kangaroo villagers in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games all have little joeys who peek out from inside their pouches. The joeys are not only identical to their mothers, mothers but also share all of their mothers' facial expressions.



* This trope is key to solving a puzzle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. In order to gain access to the services and records on the [[FloatingContinent Liber Ark]], the party needs to unlock the encryption lock on a Gospel which among other things, functions as an ID. The problem lies in the fact that it's genetically keyed to the owner's records make it impossible even for the local GeniusDitz to crack. As it turns out, [[spoiler:[[{{Princess}} Kloe]]]] is descended from someone who had an account: [[spoiler:Celeste D. Auslese]]. The ancestor in question had been dead for nearly '''twelve centuries'''. Interestingly, the computer claims that [[spoiler:she]] bares a 72% match to [[spoiler:Celeste]] herself.

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* This trope is key to solving a puzzle in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''. In order to gain access to the services and records on the [[FloatingContinent Liber Ark]], the party needs to unlock the encryption lock on a Gospel which among other things, functions as an ID. The problem lies in the fact that it's genetically keyed to the owner's records make it impossible even for the local GeniusDitz to crack. As it turns out, [[spoiler:[[{{Princess}} Kloe]]]] is descended from someone who had an account: [[spoiler:Celeste D. Auslese]]. The ancestor in question had been dead for nearly '''twelve centuries'''. Interestingly, the computer claims that [[spoiler:she]] bares bears a 72% match to [[spoiler:Celeste]] herself.



* Vic and Vic Jr. (who was multiple generations removed) in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' use identical models and voice actors. This is played for laughs more than anything else. [[spoiler:Later seasons strongly imply that not only was Vic Jr. actually just Vic being deceptive, but that Vic wasn't even human. Later confirmed that VIC is an AI created to oversee the simulation troopers. He was originally serious and businesslike, until Agent Florida (AKA Captain Butch Flowers) accidentally knocked out his power cable, resulting in data corruption and personality changes.]]

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* Vic and Vic Jr. (who was multiple generations removed) in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' use identical models and voice actors. This is played for laughs more than anything else. [[spoiler:Later seasons strongly imply that not only was Vic Jr. actually just Vic being deceptive, deceptive but that Vic wasn't even human. Later confirmed that VIC is an AI created to oversee the simulation troopers. He was originally serious and businesslike, until Agent Florida (AKA Captain Butch Flowers) accidentally knocked out his power cable, resulting in data corruption and personality changes.]]



* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', a version of Helen, Dave, and Mell appears each generation. Partly justified as [[spoiler: the Helens are cloning themselves]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', a version versions of Helen, Dave, and Mell appears appear each generation. Partly justified as [[spoiler: the Helens are cloning themselves]].



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Averted. All of the characters involved in a SBURB session have a parent or ancestor who resembles them, and troll culture (due to BizarreAlienReproduction making tracing lineage impossible) even has characters latch on to historical figures who share the most physical features, calling those "ancestors", but it's rare for them to be ''identical''. Quite a feat, considering the limited art style.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Averted. All of the characters involved in a an SBURB session have a parent or ancestor who resembles them, and troll culture (due to BizarreAlienReproduction making tracing lineage impossible) even has characters latch on to historical figures who share the most physical features, calling those "ancestors", but it's rare for them to be ''identical''. Quite a feat, considering the limited art style.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rewriting History," practically every main character on the show had a counterpart one hundred years ago with not only a similar appearance, but a similar name. According to WordOfGod, the episode was not a dream. Additionally, after they come out of the dream (and regardless of its actual status) Kim and Ron are confronted by a statue of someone who looks exactly like Ron from Ancient Rome, and learn of his ancient nemesis and mysterious female ally who bear an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Drakken and Kim.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rewriting History," practically every main character on the show had a counterpart one hundred years ago with not only a similar appearance, but a similar name. According to WordOfGod, the episode was not a dream. Additionally, after they come out of the dream (and regardless of its actual status) Kim and Ron are confronted by a statue of someone who looks exactly like Ron from Ancient Rome, Rome and learn learns of his ancient nemesis and mysterious female ally who bear bears an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Drakken and Kim.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Abe Simpson looks exactly like his son, but older and wrinkled. In flashback episodes Abe and Homer look exactly alike. Marge and her mother also bear a strong resemblance.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Abe Simpson looks exactly like his son, but older and wrinkled. In flashback episodes episodes, Abe and Homer look exactly alike. Marge and her mother also bear a strong resemblance.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', 19th century Dimmsdale is shown, with the ancestors of their inhabitants all looking like their descendants. The ancestor of Timmy Turner even has Cosmo and Wanda as his fairy godparents (given that they are immortal).
** It's implied in another episode, which takes place during the 16th century in the town that old be Dimmsdale. One of the inhabitants is a man named Alden Bitterroot, that looks exactly like Timmy's fairy-obsessed teacher, Denzel Crocker, implying that he is an ancestor of him. Alden has even the shares the personality, mannerisms and obsession with the supernatural of Crocker, but instead of fairies, he is obsessed with witches.
** An odd instance of this appears in the ''Breakin' Da Rules!'' PC game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfh78AtFBk One level]] has Timmy time-travel to the [[strike:1970s]] 1950s and have to avoid the younger-aged version of Vicky and Tootie's affectionate mother, Nicky. In-game dialogue from Timmy suggests that Nicky is supposed to resemble Tootie (which she sure enough does when she appears on the show)… but the graphics depict her as looking like De-aged Vicky from the "Switch Glitch" episode.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', 19th century 19th-century Dimmsdale is shown, with the ancestors of their inhabitants all looking like their descendants. The ancestor of Timmy Turner even has Cosmo and Wanda as his fairy godparents (given that they are immortal).
** It's implied in another episode, which takes place during the 16th century in the town that old be Dimmsdale. One of the inhabitants is a man named Alden Bitterroot, that looks exactly like Timmy's fairy-obsessed teacher, Denzel Crocker, implying that he is an ancestor of him. Alden has even the shares the personality, mannerisms mannerisms, and obsession with the supernatural of Crocker, but instead of fairies, he is obsessed with witches.
** An odd instance of this appears in the ''Breakin' Da Rules!'' PC game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfh78AtFBk One level]] has Timmy time-travel to the [[strike:1970s]] 1950s and have to avoid the younger-aged version of Vicky and Tootie's affectionate mother, Nicky. In-game dialogue from Timmy suggests that Nicky is supposed to resemble Tootie (which she she, sure enough enough, does when she appears on the show)… but the graphics depict her as looking like De-aged Vicky from the "Switch Glitch" episode.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Professor Utonium's 19th century ancestor is shown, looking just like his descendant. He creates his own version of the Powerpuff Girls using {{steampunk}} technology.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Professor Utonium's 19th century 19th-century ancestor is shown, looking just like his descendant. He creates his own version of the Powerpuff Girls using {{steampunk}} technology.



** Instead of having Candace trying to tell her mother what her brothers are up to, we've got Constance threatening to tell a mob the Phineas and Ferb analogues made a monster. Like Linda Flynn, the mob don't believe her [[spoiler:until they see Candace having got turned into a monster]].
** Only confirmed ancestor was Ferb's look-alike. And this is probably just a kid's visualisation of Grandpa's story, not really a flashback (Phineas and Candace disputing about proper picture style)

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** Instead of having Candace trying to tell her mother what her brothers are up to, we've got Constance threatening to tell a mob the Phineas and Ferb analogues made a monster. Like Linda Flynn, the mob don't doesn't believe her [[spoiler:until they see Candace having got turned into a monster]].
** Only confirmed ancestor was Ferb's look-alike. And this is probably just a kid's visualisation visualization of Grandpa's story, not really a flashback (Phineas and Candace disputing about proper picture style)



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': ComicBook/VandalSavage reappears in a later episode and attempts to use the excuse that when the League travelled back in time to WWII and went up against him, they were really [[MyOwnGrampa fighting his evil grandfather and that he is actually "Vandal Savage the Third".]] [[MyGrandsonMyself He was lying]], because he's actually an immortal.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': ComicBook/VandalSavage reappears in a later episode and attempts to use the excuse that when the League travelled traveled back in time to WWII and went up against him, they were really [[MyOwnGrampa fighting his evil grandfather and that he is actually "Vandal Savage the Third".]] [[MyGrandsonMyself He was lying]], because he's actually an immortal.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Descent", the Victorian physician Dr James Xavier looks like Professor X with a fringe of hair and (in 1888) a moustache.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' episode "Descent", the Victorian physician Dr Dr. James Xavier looks like Professor X with a fringe of hair and (in 1888) a moustache.mustache.



** Katara is now well into old age, and looks quite a lot like her own grandmother did.

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** Katara is now well into old age, age and looks quite a lot like her own grandmother did.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Murderface is literally identical to his grandmother, Stella, but with a different hair colour and facial hair.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Murderface is literally identical to his grandmother, Stella, but with a different hair colour color and facial hair.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyAdventuresOfRonaldMcDonald'' has this happen in the fifth video "Have Time, Will Travel". When Ronald and friends go to prehistoric times, they encounter caveman versions of themselves. Later, when the gang go to the Wild West, Hamburglar is mistaken by an angry mob for his great-great-grandfather Henry H. Burglar II, who looks just like Hamburglar, but with a mustache.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyAdventuresOfRonaldMcDonald'' has this happen in the fifth video "Have Time, Will Travel". When Ronald and friends go to prehistoric times, they encounter caveman versions of themselves. Later, when the gang go goes to the Wild West, Hamburglar is mistaken by an angry mob for his great-great-grandfather Henry H. Burglar II, who looks just like Hamburglar, but with a mustache.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Notice that Gargamel's mother [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/smurfs/images/2/23/Gargamelsmother.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090804021812 looks exactly like him]]. Also, in season 9 with the Smurfs traveling in time they find several identical ancestors of both Gargamel and Azrael in Egypt, Rome and Scotland, among others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Notice that Gargamel's mother [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/smurfs/images/2/23/Gargamelsmother.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090804021812 looks exactly like him]]. Also, in season 9 with the Smurfs traveling in time time, they find several identical ancestors of both Gargamel and Azrael in Egypt, Rome Rome, and Scotland, among others.



* Creator/SeanPertwee, the son of the late ''Series/DoctorWho'' actor Creator/JonPertwee heavily resembles his father--an altered picture combining his face with his father's hair and costume shows just how close the resemblance is leading to fans suggesting he could possibly reprise his father's role as the [[Characters/DoctorWhoClassicSeriesDoctors Third Doctor]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3129607/Sean-Pertwee-looks-just-like-Doctor-star-father-Jon.html in the revived series. ]]

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* Creator/SeanPertwee, the son of the late ''Series/DoctorWho'' actor Creator/JonPertwee heavily resembles his father--an father -- an altered picture combining his face with his father's hair and costume shows just how close the resemblance is leading to fans suggesting he could possibly reprise his father's role as the [[Characters/DoctorWhoClassicSeriesDoctors Third Doctor]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3129607/Sean-Pertwee-looks-just-like-Doctor-star-father-Jon.html in the revived series. ]]

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** Interestingly, the one person who does subscribe to this trope is Dad: he looks like a less hairy version of his grandfather by adoption, Colonel Sassacre.


* Subverted here: Prince Harry, the second-born son of Prince Charles and currently fourth in line to the British monarchy, has very little resemblance to his father. Unkind and scurrilous commentators ''have'' noticed a close resemblance to former Army officer James "Shagger" Hewitt, who is strongly suspected to have been his mother's lover. The debate rages on.
** Actually except for being a redhead instead of blonde, he looks like his grandfather Prince Phillip when he was young, so he fits this trope.
*** As she's grown into old age [[http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Queen-generic.jpg Queen Elizabeth II]] began to resemble her grandmother [[http://members.tripod.com/windsor_women/048fa6d0.jpg Queen Mary of Teck]].

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* Subverted here: Prince Harry, the second-born son of Prince Charles and currently fourth in line to the British monarchy, has very little resemblance to his father. Unkind and scurrilous commentators ''have'' noticed a close resemblance to former Army officer James "Shagger" Hewitt, who is strongly suspected to have been his mother's lover. The debate rages on.
** Actually except for being a redhead instead of blonde, he looks like his grandfather Prince Phillip when he was young, so he fits this trope.
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As she's grown into old age [[http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Queen-generic.jpg Queen Elizabeth II]] began to resemble her grandmother [[http://members.tripod.com/windsor_women/048fa6d0.jpg Queen Mary of Teck]].

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*If [[DummiedOut the]] [[FlavorText description]] of The Ancestor's Portrait is to be believed, [[PlayerCharacter The]] [[FeaturelessProtagonist Heir]] bears an UncannyFamilyResemblance to [[GenreBlind The]] [[TheManBehindTheMonsters Ancestor]].

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