Evil Twin

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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: Doppelganger
Related: Secret Sibling, Doppelganger
See Also: Mirror Universe
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While not necessarily related, an evil twin is a physical copy of the protagonist but with a radically inverted morality. The evil twin often functions to cause havoc in the protagonist's life, as most people are unable to tell them apart.

A typical plot resolution will involve another character having to choose between the two, often at gunpoint or at the end of some other weapon, with "twins" trying to convince others of their authenticity. The good twin is often revealed to be the one who is more self-sacrificing or is the one with a more intimate knowledge of the relationship.

The evil twin trope differs from Mirror Universe fiction in that only one character has a counterpart.

Physical Evil Twin Clues

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