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%%** ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': [[GenerationXerox Jango Fett.]] [[CloneArmy Obviously.]]

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%%** ** And before her, ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': [[GenerationXerox Film/AttackOfTheClones'' featured Jango Fett.]] [[CloneArmy Obviously.]]Fett, of whom Boba was supposed to be a literal clone. Supplementary material tried really hard to cement Jango as the same kind of badass antihero as his "son" was in the original expanded universe, with mixed results.



* In ''Film/TheRoom'', the actor who plays Peter (essentially the voice of reason, or the man who "is always playing psychiatrist") quit at some point during the shooting. Another actor replaced Peter and took the lines he would have had in a later scene. However, the new character (named "Steven" in the credits) never has any formal introduction. It is just implied he is another friend of Johnny and company.

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* In ''Film/TheRoom'', Kyle Vogt, the actor who plays Peter (essentially the voice of reason, or the man who "is always playing psychiatrist") quit at some point psychiatrist"), left during shooting - he had told the shooting. production team he would only be available for a limited time, but due to the film's TroubledProduction, his scenes were not complete by the time he had to leave for another project. Another actor replaced Peter and took the lines he would have had in a later scene. However, the new character (named "Steven" in the credits) never has any formal introduction. It is just implied he is another friend of Johnny and company.



* In the second ''[[Disney/TheRescuers Rescuers]]'' film (which takes place in [[LandDownUnder Australia]]), the role of Orville Albatross is replaced by that of his brother, Wilbur.

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* In the second ''[[Disney/TheRescuers Rescuers]]'' film (which takes place in [[LandDownUnder Australia]]), the role of Orville Albatross is replaced by that of his brother, Wilbur. Wilbur gets a lot more character focus and is a much more memorable character than Orville, being voiced by Creator/JohnCandy.



* Charlton Heston requested a smaller part in ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'', that would require Taylor to only show up at the beginning and end. Thus the film stars James Franciscus as another time-displaced astronaut.

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* Charlton Heston requested a smaller part in ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'', that would require Taylor to only show up at the beginning and end. Thus the film stars James Franciscus - cast specifically because he looked a lot like Heston - as another time-displaced astronaut.astronaut. Though when the two finally meet, [[ContrastingSequelProtagonist the differences between their characters]] are pretty stark.


* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' has an odd double example with Ned Leeds: in the comics, he's a rival of Peter's, but here they're best friends, making him a substitute for Harry Osborn (probably because the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy last]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 two]] movies series already used his [[BigBadFriend signature arc]]). In addition, this version of Ned (a chubby, geeky Asian kid) actually seems to be based on Ganke Lee, the best friend of the UltimateUniverse Spider-Man, Comicbook/MilesMorales.


* ''[[Film/{{Olsenbanden}} Jönssonligan]]'' had to replace the criminal mastermind they're named for after the first five movies, Charles-Ingvar "Sickan" Jönsson (the actor quit, and it was explained as the character having had a nervous breakdown), with each of the remaining (pre-reboot) three having a new replacement. The first was Dr. Max Adrian Busé, who nominally was the psychiatrist treating the original mastermind and got inspired, but in practice quickly slotted in a similar role. The second was Herman Melvin, who played with things a bit more in that he ''wasn't'' actually a criminal mastermind... he just had a good memory and was Busé's cellmate who got out sooner. The third was Sven-Ingvar "Sivan" Jönsson, Sickan's brother, whose twist was that he was ''aware'' of how similar he was to his brother and had spent most of his life going against his instincts to be as different as possible -- up until the last half of the movie, where he gives in.

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* ''[[Film/{{Olsenbanden}} Jönssonligan]]'' had to replace the criminal mastermind they're named for after the first five movies, Charles-Ingvar "Sickan" Jönsson (the actor quit, and it was explained as the character having had a nervous breakdown), with each of the remaining (pre-reboot) three having a new replacement. The first was Dr. Max Adrian Busé, who nominally was the psychiatrist treating the original mastermind and got inspired, but in practice quickly slotted in a similar role. The second was Herman Melvin, who played with things a bit more in that he ''wasn't'' actually a criminal mastermind... he just had a good memory and was Busé's cellmate who got out sooner. The third was Sven-Ingvar "Sivan" Jönsson, Sickan's brother, whose twist was that he was ''aware'' of how similar he was to his brother and had spent most of his life going against his instincts to be as different as possible -- up until the last half of the movie, where he gives in.in.
* The Franchise/UniversalHorror {{crossover}}s ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/HouseOfDracula'' both featured a ''different'' MadScientist with a [[TheIgor hunchbacked minion]], who [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally weren't]] Henry Frankenstein and Fritz (since they were both [[KilledOffForReal dead]] by that point). ''House of Frankenstein'' had "Dr. Niemann" and his sidekick Daniel, while ''House of Dracula'' featured "Dr. Edlemann" and his sidekick Nina. Just in case the audience didn't get the hint, the posters refer to them as "The Mad Doctor" and "The Hunchback". [[SarcasmMode Subtle]].
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* Averted in the remake of ''Film/{{Shaft}}''. Creator/SamuelLJackson didn't want to step into the iconic character's shoes, so the character was written as John Shaft's nephew who also happened to be named John Shaft. This seems to hang on one line of dialogue until Roundtree shows up in a cameo as the elder Shaft. Jackson's character is therefore not a Suspiciously Similar Substitute, but he does invite CounterpartComparison.


** "Nigel" appears to be a replacement CompositeCharacter for Colin and Dennis Creevey. Colin appeared in the second film, but the actor decided not to do any more after that. Dennis never appears in the films full stop, but he's a very minor character in the books anyway.

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** "Nigel" Nigel Wolpert appears to be a replacement CompositeCharacter for Colin and Dennis Creevey. Colin appeared in the second film, but the actor decided not to do any more after that. Dennis never appears in the films full stop, but he's a very minor character in the books anyway.


** Also, when Steve Guttenberg refused to reprise his role as Sgt. Mahoney for the 5th and 6th movies, Commandant Lassard's nephew Nick was brought in to fill Mahoney's shoes, while the 7th movie had a cadet named Kyle Connors also fill the very same spot.

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** Also, when When Steve Guttenberg refused to reprise his role as Sgt. Mahoney for the 5th and 6th movies, Commandant Lassard's nephew Nick was brought in to fill Mahoney's shoes, while the 7th movie had a cadet named Kyle Connors also fill the very same spot.



** A rather bizarre set of examples occurred regarding the monster Baragon. First, ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' was going to have Baragon be the monster seen destroying France. Unfortunately, the suit was too badly damaged and instead Gorosaurus was used (Ironically, the dub version [[IAmNotShazam still calls Gorosaurus "Baragon"]])...And Baragon himself was reduced to a mere 10 second cameo. Later, Baragon was going to appear in ''Film/GodzillaVSMechagodzilla'' but the suit was still too damaged to function and Anguirus was used instead. In both cases, Anguirus and Gorosaurus were given traits that were originally attributed to Baragon (IE: Jumping and burrowing).
*** And then averted in ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack!'', when the director wanted to use Varan, Anguirus and Baragon as the Guardian Monsters, but the studio wanted more popular kaiju. This time, Baragon survived the axe.

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** A rather bizarre set of examples occurred regarding the monster Baragon. First, ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' was going to have Baragon be the monster seen destroying France. Unfortunately, the suit was too badly damaged and instead Gorosaurus was used (Ironically, the dub version [[IAmNotShazam still calls Gorosaurus "Baragon"]])...And Baragon himself was reduced to a mere 10 second cameo. Later, Baragon was going to appear in ''Film/GodzillaVSMechagodzilla'' but the suit was still too damaged to function and Anguirus was used instead. In both cases, Anguirus and Gorosaurus were given traits that were originally attributed to Baragon (IE: Jumping and burrowing).
*** And then
burrowing). Then averted in ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack!'', when the director wanted to use Varan, Anguirus and Baragon as the Guardian Monsters, but the studio wanted more popular kaiju. This time, Baragon survived the axe.



** "Nigel" appears to be a replacement CompositeCharacter for Colin and Dennis Creevey. (Colin appeared in the second film, but the actor decided not to do any more after that. Dennis never appears in the films full stop, but he's a very minor character in the books anyway.)

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** "Nigel" appears to be a replacement CompositeCharacter for Colin and Dennis Creevey. (Colin Colin appeared in the second film, but the actor decided not to do any more after that. Dennis never appears in the films full stop, but he's a very minor character in the books anyway.)



* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' had Captain Panaka (Hugh Quarshie), Queen Amidala's bodyguard. After Quarshie was unable to make it to the location shooting for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', he was replaced with Captain Typho (Jay Laga'aia). Aside from the {{eyepatch|OfPower}}, they're the same, both in appearance and personality, to the point that some viewers wondered why Captain Panaka was suddenly sporting an eyepatch.
%%* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': [[GenerationXerox Jango Fett.]] [[CloneArmy Obviously.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' features the planet Jakku--a backwater desert planet [[ScavengerWorld filled with rusting spaceship junkyards]], bustling marketplaces and isolated moisture farms--as a major location. When images of the Jakku sets were first revealed to the public, they looked so similar to the old Tatooine sets that the fandom almost universally assumed that the planet ''was'' Tatooine until WordOfGod confirmed otherwise. Considering Tatooine has appeared [[OncePerEpisode in all but one of the previous six films]], it wasn't exactly an illogical assumption.
** While a number of characters are [[GenerationXerox clearly filling similar roles to the original cast]], including members ''of'' the original cast, Kylo Ren in particular is an almost ostentatious DarthVaderClone, obvious even from the first trailers. What's not as obvious is that he's also [[CompositeCharacter a combination of]] [[spoiler:[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Jacen Solo and Kyp Durron]].]]
** Captain Phasma, with her cool armor, [[EnsembleDarkHorse limited screen time]], and [[spoiler:being defeated anticlimactically like an absolute idiot by the {{Deuteragonist}} with whom ItsPersonal in her second appearance]] is touted by the filmmakers as Boba Fett for a new generation.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' had ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has
Captain Panaka (Hugh Quarshie), Queen Amidala's bodyguard. After Quarshie was unable to make it to the location shooting for ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', he was replaced with Captain Typho (Jay Laga'aia). Aside from the {{eyepatch|OfPower}}, they're the same, both in appearance and personality, to the point that some viewers wondered why Captain Panaka was suddenly sporting an eyepatch.
%%* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': [[GenerationXerox Jango Fett.]] [[CloneArmy Obviously.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens''
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'':
*** The movie
features the planet Jakku--a backwater desert planet [[ScavengerWorld filled with rusting spaceship junkyards]], bustling marketplaces and isolated moisture farms--as a major location. When images of the Jakku sets were first revealed to the public, they looked so similar to the old Tatooine sets that the fandom almost universally assumed that the planet ''was'' Tatooine until WordOfGod confirmed otherwise. Considering Tatooine has appeared [[OncePerEpisode in all but one of the previous six films]], it wasn't exactly an illogical assumption.
** *** While a number of characters are [[GenerationXerox clearly filling similar roles to the original cast]], including members ''of'' the original cast, Kylo Ren in particular is an almost ostentatious DarthVaderClone, obvious even from the first trailers. What's not as obvious is that he's also [[CompositeCharacter a combination of]] [[spoiler:[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Jacen Solo and Kyp Durron]].]]
** *** Captain Phasma, with her cool armor, [[EnsembleDarkHorse limited screen time]], and [[spoiler:being defeated anticlimactically like an absolute idiot by the {{Deuteragonist}} with whom ItsPersonal in her second appearance]] is touted by the filmmakers as Boba Fett for a new generation.generation.
%%** ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': [[GenerationXerox Jango Fett.]] [[CloneArmy Obviously.]]



* Played in ''Film/TheGamers'': Ambrose dies, to be replaced by the nearly-indistinguishable Magellan, with a heaping helping of PlugNPlayFriends.
** ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' parodies it even further. Leo's bard invariably dies from one hit whenever he participates in a fight, so the player prepares 50 copies of the same character sheet, expending them in a single fight. Eventually, the players hide behind "the mound of dead bards".

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* Played in ''Film/TheGamers'': Ambrose dies, to be replaced by the nearly-indistinguishable Magellan, with a heaping helping of PlugNPlayFriends.
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PlugNPlayFriends. ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' parodies it even further. Leo's bard invariably dies from one hit whenever he participates in a fight, so the player prepares 50 copies of the same character sheet, expending them in a single fight. Eventually, the players hide behind "the mound of dead bards".



* Grindor from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''. He looks exactly like Blackout in both shape, size, appearance, and alt-mode (they both turn into helicopters).
** Also, Creator/MeganFox's Mikaela being replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Carly in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. The script was mostly finished before Fox was fired, and it's rather obvious that most of the scenes that ultimately ended up going to Huntington-Whitely were originally written with her in mind. In particular, Carly being hired as the curator of Gould's car collection seems like a plot point that would've made far more sense for Mikaela, given that the previous films established that she has an immense knowledge of automobiles.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Grindor from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''. He looks exactly like Blackout in both shape, size, appearance, and alt-mode (they both turn into helicopters).
** Also, Creator/MeganFox's Mikaela being replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Carly in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''. The script was mostly finished before Fox was fired, and it's rather obvious that most of the scenes that ultimately ended up going to Huntington-Whitely were originally written with her in mind. In particular, Carly being hired as the curator of Gould's car collection seems like a plot point that would've made far more sense for Mikaela, given that the previous films established that she has an immense knowledge of automobiles.



* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus has similar motives to Admiral Cartwright from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', who envisioned a more militarized Federation in the face of Klingon aggression and was willing to murder his own to see that dream become a reality]]. And he's played by the [[Creator/PeterWeller same guy]] that once played a human supremacist willing to use deadly force in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* Speaking of ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy about a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus has similar motives to Admiral Cartwright from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', who envisioned a more militarized Federation in the face of Klingon aggression and was willing to murder his own to see that dream become a reality]]. And he's played by the [[Creator/PeterWeller same guy]] that once played a human supremacist willing to use deadly force in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* Speaking of ** In ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy about a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.



*** Arguably, Kenneth Cope was one of these too. ''Film/CarryOnRoundTheBend'' is a perfect example of what could possibly happen if two pretty boys were in the same ''Carry On'' movie, in which he and O'Callaghan ''physically'' fought each other over the affections of Sid James' attractive daughter. When it came to ''Film/CarryOnMatron'' a year after, Cope was playing the stereotypes straight -- his character being like a hybrid of O'Callaghan and Creator/KennethConnor.

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*** Arguably, Kenneth Cope was one of these too. Cope. ''Film/CarryOnRoundTheBend'' is a perfect example of shows what could possibly happen if two pretty boys were in the same ''Carry On'' movie, in which he and O'Callaghan ''physically'' fought each other over the affections of Sid James' attractive daughter. When it came to ''Film/CarryOnMatron'' a year after, Cope was playing the stereotypes straight -- his character being like a hybrid of O'Callaghan and Creator/KennethConnor.


* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' has an odd double example with Ned Leeds: in the comics, he's a rival of Peter's, but here they're best friends, making him a substitute for Harry Osborn (probably because the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy last]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 two]] movies series already used his [[BigBadFriend signature arc]]). In addition, this version of Ned (a chubby, geeky Asian kid) actually seems to be based on Ganke Lee, the best friend of the UltimateUniverse Spider-Man, Comicbook/MilesMorales.

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* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' has an odd double example with Ned Leeds: in the comics, he's a rival of Peter's, but here they're best friends, making him a substitute for Harry Osborn (probably because the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy last]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 two]] movies series already used his [[BigBadFriend signature arc]]). In addition, this version of Ned (a chubby, geeky Asian kid) actually seems to be based on Ganke Lee, the best friend of the UltimateUniverse Spider-Man, Comicbook/MilesMorales.Comicbook/MilesMorales.
* ''[[Film/{{Olsenbanden}} Jönssonligan]]'' had to replace the criminal mastermind they're named for after the first five movies, Charles-Ingvar "Sickan" Jönsson (the actor quit, and it was explained as the character having had a nervous breakdown), with each of the remaining (pre-reboot) three having a new replacement. The first was Dr. Max Adrian Busé, who nominally was the psychiatrist treating the original mastermind and got inspired, but in practice quickly slotted in a similar role. The second was Herman Melvin, who played with things a bit more in that he ''wasn't'' actually a criminal mastermind... he just had a good memory and was Busé's cellmate who got out sooner. The third was Sven-Ingvar "Sivan" Jönsson, Sickan's brother, whose twist was that he was ''aware'' of how similar he was to his brother and had spent most of his life going against his instincts to be as different as possible -- up until the last half of the movie, where he gives in.


* In ''Film/TheRoom'', the actor who plays Peter (essentially the voice of reason or the man who "is always playing psychiatrist") quit at some point during the shooting. Another actor replaced him and took the lines he would have had in a later scene. However the new character (named "Steven" in the credits) never has any formal introduction. It is just implied he is another friend.

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* In ''Film/TheRoom'', the actor who plays Peter (essentially the voice of reason reason, or the man who "is always playing psychiatrist") quit at some point during the shooting. Another actor replaced him Peter and took the lines he would have had in a later scene. However However, the new character (named "Steven" in the credits) never has any formal introduction. It is just implied he is another friend.friend of Johnny and company.


* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' is set to feature the planet Jakku--a backwater desert planet [[ScavengerWorld filled with rusting spaceship junkyards]], bustling marketplaces and isolated moisture farms--as a major location. When images of the Jakku sets were first revealed to the public, they looked so similar to the old Tatooine sets that the fandom almost universally assumed that the planet ''was'' Tatooine until WordOfGod confirmed otherwise. Considering Tatooine has appeared [[OncePerEpisode in all but one of the previous six films]], it wasn't exactly an illogical assumption.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' is set to feature features the planet Jakku--a backwater desert planet [[ScavengerWorld filled with rusting spaceship junkyards]], bustling marketplaces and isolated moisture farms--as a major location. When images of the Jakku sets were first revealed to the public, they looked so similar to the old Tatooine sets that the fandom almost universally assumed that the planet ''was'' Tatooine until WordOfGod confirmed otherwise. Considering Tatooine has appeared [[OncePerEpisode in all but one of the previous six films]], it wasn't exactly an illogical assumption.


** Captain Phasma, with her cool armor and [[EnsembleDarkHorse limited screen time]], is touted by the filmmakers as Boba Fett for a new generation.

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** Captain Phasma, with her cool armor and armor, [[EnsembleDarkHorse limited screen time]], and [[spoiler:being defeated anticlimactically like an absolute idiot by the {{Deuteragonist}} with whom ItsPersonal in her second appearance]] is touted by the filmmakers as Boba Fett for a new generation.


* Captain Sawada from ''Film/StreetFighter'' was created as a stand-in for Fei Long. Made even more obvious in the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie video game adaptation]], where like Fei Long, he fights shirtless.

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* Captain Sawada from ''Film/StreetFighter'' was created as a stand-in for Fei Long. Made even more obvious in the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie video game adaptation]], where like Fei Long, he fights shirtless. Fei Long was even planned to appear in the game, portrayed by Kenya Sawada, the same actor who played Captain Sawada!


* [[DeadGuyJunior Quarrel Jr.]], in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for his father, Quarrel, who was killed in ''Film/DrNo''. This is because the films were made in a different order from the books, where Quarrel gets introduced in ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'', before being killed in ''Film/DrNo''.

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* [[DeadGuyJunior Quarrel Jr.]], , in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for his father, Quarrel, who was killed in ''Film/DrNo''. This is because the films were made in a different order from the books, where Quarrel gets introduced in ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie'', before being killed in ''Film/DrNo''.


*** Barbara Windsor is the most famous one that appeared in this role, but before her were Shirley Eaton and Liz Fraser. All three were [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] but the latter two were often smarter than her characters. The brunette versions were Amanda Barrie and Anita Harris -- the former portrayed the villainous UsefulNotes/{{Cleopatra}} in ''Film/CarryOnCleo''.

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*** Barbara Windsor is the most famous one that appeared in this role, but before her were Shirley Eaton Creator/ShirleyEaton and Liz Fraser. All three were [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] but the latter two were often smarter than her characters. The brunette versions were Amanda Barrie and Anita Harris -- the former portrayed the villainous UsefulNotes/{{Cleopatra}} in ''Film/CarryOnCleo''.


* Speaking of ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy with a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.

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* Speaking of ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy with about a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.


* Speaking of ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy with a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.

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* Speaking of ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', Spock's young, female Vulcan protégé protégé Valeris was created as a very blatant replacement for Saavik, his young, female Vulcan protégé from the previous films. Saavik ''was'' originally going to be in the movie, but several factors (including Kirstie Alley being uninterested and worries that fans would not be happy with a popular character [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn becoming a villain]]) villain]]]]) resulted in her being replaced with a new character.

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