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[edit] That One Scene

Does that one scene from Cheat Commandos where the commandos walk by twice count?--Dwedit 02:39, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

No. That's just (intentional) bad animation. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
How about the KOT seemingly booing himself from off-screen in geddup noise? I'd say that's an instance, although debatably so. --Shadow Hog 03:51, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
Heh, and I would debate that. :) — It's dot com 03:57, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
Same here, especially since (I think) it went to STUFF and died. (I think.) - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
Kinda sorta. I'd chalk that one up to it claiming to be a reference to impression (which is doubtful).
But still, I don't see any reason why it couldn't be the case (it's not like uncanny things like that haven't happened before in HSR); just a debate as to whether it is the case. And unless TBC actually up and answer this for us (strongbad_email.exe DVD 5?), I don't think there'll ever be a widely-supported belief that it is the case. I for one think it is the case, considering I definitely heard "boo", but that's just one opinion in a whole lot of others. --Shadow Hog 01:28, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Homestarmecium

I don't think the Homestarmecium from highschool fits the pattern of the phenomenon this page is describing. The cell was just dividing as a joke (and, after all, that's what cells do). — It's dot com 00:26, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

But it did mention that it's "for his twin brother". That make it legit. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 00:28, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, but paramecium are meant to divide, it's part of the joke. I don't think it's part of this running gag.--DumDe 20:52, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Main Page 13

Quick question: On Main Page 13, it's possible to get Strong Bad to appear twice - mouse over "Email" first to start the "Freakin' duck" animation, and then mouse over "Characters". Atari Strong Bad will be seen both standing and waving his arms, AND running away from the Atari Dragon at the same time. Does this count as an instance of Twin Characters? — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:04, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so, since the viewer is in control of the phenomenon in this case... I dunno what that has to do with it, but it sounds good to me. --DorianGray
I think that is a valid point, but also this: there are two different monkeys throwing coconuts in Main Page 3. Does that count?--Jnelson09 02:42, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Same issue, methinks. They appear to be the same monkey, but you can control when they both appear, so using Dorian's argument above, it wouldn't count. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:03, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] HA HA HA!

I think this is the most hilarious running gag on all of Homestar Runner! --Ian911299

[edit] This article has too many words on it

I think this article is supposed to document unexplained "real-life" (as far as the characters are concerned) instances, not times where, for style reasons, the same character is seen twice at the same time. With that in mind, there are a lot of things listed on this page that I don't think should count:

It's dot com 22:37, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Agree. Non-real-life instances do not add to the running gag; they just pollute it. —BazookaJoe 02:04, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes. We also shouldn't count Decemberween Teen Girl Squad if we don't count PbTC toons. Loafing 03:33, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Fully agreed. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 08:16, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Secret Song

Secret Song

Do the two Puppet Homestars that sing to each other in Secret Song (video) count as twin characters? Trey56 14:26, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd say so. I R F 14:41, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Hmm...I see that this was removed due to the clause in the leading paragraph, "This listing excludes purely stylistic uses of multiple characters through artistic license, as seen in music videos and the like." Yeah, I guess that's right. At first, I was thinking that the two Homestars were interacting with each other, but upon a second viewing it looks like they're both singing to "Secret Song" through the camera. Trey56 01:30, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Even they were not both singing, it would still be an example of artistic imagery in a music video, which in real life never intends to portray that there are multiple instances of one individual. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:38, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] DOUBLED!

I know that this isn't related to any recent changes in Homestarrunner.com, but is the two Arrowed Guys from the Decemberween Teen Girl Squad an example of twin characters? Homestar-Winner (talk) 16:13, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I added the Arrowed guy to the list. I decided that it's a good enough example. Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:53, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
The best way I thought of to keep that, web comics ("It's just a comic that Strong Bad made"), and highschool on the list is to create 1 section for Free Country and 1 section for the other universes. Bad Bad Guy 23:38, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
I see an earlier topic denies the highschool scene as a reference (I don't count it either because the twin doesn't just appear out of nowhere like usual) but I think minigolf would be included in a section about subuniverses (each worm clearly has a mouth, implying that there are 2 normal-sized ones as opposed to 1 really long 1). So, does anyone object to a new section? Bad Bad Guy 21:33, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Mini-Golf Worm?

Is this really a case of doubled characters? I thought this was meant to be more of an Ouroborus effect - with the one worm eating it's own tail (and going round and around and around with itself). Of course, in the screwed up world of Sweet Cuppin Cakes, it's never made certain the the worm has only 1 head... StarLion 21:56, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

I always thought of it as one worm also, but i kept getting reverted when i modified the transcript. — Defender1031*Talk 23:17, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
The fact one end has a mouth to exclaim "get your own" and the other end has a mouth to bite with suggests they are 2 separate worms with separate mouths. Maybe some weird Cuppin Cakes physics merged them after 1 bit the other? Bad Bad Guy 23:54, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
Maybe the worm just has two heads/mouths. It definitely forms an Ouroborus. DAGRON 01:41, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I think it is supposed to be a twin of the same worm, eating itself, since the second one emerges from the golf ball (unless there's a portal inside that connects underneath the hole... who knows with that crazy cartoon, though. Trey56 05:28, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
But that doesnt work for the Ouroborus effect - Worm #1 speaks. Worm #2 appears and eats Worm #1's HEAD. Worm #1 cannot now eat Worm #2's tail. The chain fails, because the two are not joined at the other end. The Ouroborus worm eats its own tail-head, and then goes around and around and around.... forever linked. Then again, we're debating physics in the screwed up cartoon world inside another, physically-questionable cartoon world... StarLion 05:39, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
Star lion, very true. Trey, "unless there's a portal inside that connects underneath the hole..." Umm, there IS one, how else would they keep going around forever? I say it's one worm with 2 heads (anyone who took any sort of 2nd grade science class knows that worms have two heads...) — Defender1031*Talk 14:15, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
The main reason I put it in that section was so "Twin Characters in Sub-Universes" could meet that "3 instances" standard (which it now exceeds thanks to our friendly neighborhood Cheat Commandos). Also, I somehow got Loafing to agree with me. Bad Bad Guy 19:10, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I think that the worm(s) bit each other and there's no portal. But who knows? Aaron Master of Life 20:12, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Thnikkaman Choir

I think that just because the choir LOOKS like Bubs doesn't mean that that they all ARE all Bubs. Maybe they are part of Bubs' family? Species? Church??StrongBadFan99998 04:11, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I don't know and those Homsar chimes are either actuall chimes that look like Homsar or that's Special FX(People at My school say that all the time to me and I think of it as a running gag so I decided to continue it.(I am not dead.) Aaron Master of Life 20:12, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Rename?

Seeing as how in recent events, there have been more than one duplicates, should this be renamed to, like, Multiple Characters? --Jnelson09 22:32, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Gotta be something better, as multiple implies that it's a page about times that, say, homestar and marzipan, and strong bad are in the same room, rather than multiple instances of the same character in the same place. — Defender1031*Talk 22:43, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Maybe Duplicate Characters? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 22:53, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Jnelson has a good point there, and I like SMB's suggestion. Loafing 23:03, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
"Duplicate" is synoymous with "twin". "Multiple Doppelgangers"? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:29, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
I think "twin" is more understood as "two characters who look exactly like each other", while "duplicate" is more toward "more then one character looking the same appearing at the same time". I agree with the rename. And I also think Qermaq's suggestion is a too over-complicated solution. I just don't see it used in an article... "This is an occurrence of multiple doppelgangers"? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:50, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Isn't "multiple doppelgangers" redundant? --Jnelson09 22:44, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
"Multiple doppelgangers" would mean we would have to add alternate universe even though no character appears twice in the same scene. I think "Duplicate Characters" is the best of the names so far. Bad Bad Guy 22:49, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Should I still rename it? "Duplicate Characters" looks like the most liked choice. Bad Bad Guy 03:30, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Well? Bad Bad Guy 21:55, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Done. — Defender1031*Talk 21:58, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Fat Bee X2 =

On Old Flash Stuff there are two fat bees. What do you think is it worth noteing. The-homsarrunner 8:49 Jan, 13, 2008

Nowhere. They could be 2 different bees instead of 1 bee and 1 clone. Bad Bad Guy 21:24, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] hiding

For the record, I unlisted Strong Mad from hiding by the same logic used for not listing Homestar from Pumpkin Carve-nival (see above, it was explained in the "reality" of the toon — it was a costume). In hiding, the appearance of duplicate Strong Mads is similiarly explained within the toons reality, as a construction that he spent all night making.  Green Helmet 01:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

The email never explained that as such; you're speculating. It could just as well have meant that he spent all night coming up with the idea of hiding behind himself hiding behind The Stick. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:11, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
when he touches it, it moves like a cutout, not like him... — Defender1031*Talk 00:43, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't remember it moving at all. I'll go check. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:10, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Okay, it slightly budges, but not enough to discern what it's made out of. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:13, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
IMO it does move enough to discern. A matter of opinion i guess. — Defender1031*Talk 01:22, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 3 Homestars?

Were there 3 Homestar Runners moping in Strong Bad's house in Homestar Ruiner? It's a little odd that he has to kick him out 3 times. BBG 02:57, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Extra Legs

It is almost a running gag. Just one more tme left. --PartyBrd20X6 18:52, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Huh? — Defender1031*Talk 19:14, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Cheating on the Deletheads?

In fan club, The Cheat is helping Strong Bad carry a sub at the same time he is supposed to be in a Deleteheads meeting. However, it was not, in my mind, an instance of duplicate characters. The humor in it is that The Cheat was supposed to be in the meeting, but snuck off to help Stark Duleg carry the sub. Its a pun. See? --Jellote 23:48, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Pun??? Anyway, it's speculation that he snuck off... but since you can't see that he's still there, it's speculation that there were two of them, too, so whatever. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:20, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Debatable Examples?

In Doomy Tales of the Macabre I don't think Homestar really transformes into Coach Z, Coach Z is just replacing Homestar as Marzipan's boyfriend. So later Homestar becomes macrame as his own fate meaning there isn't duplicated characters.

In A Decemberween Pageant Strong Mad's hands can be seen moving the set of waves on the left but i don't see his hands on the right set of waves and someone else could be controlling the other set of waves. Also even if we saw two sets of Strong Mad's hands since we wouldn't really see two full Strong Mad's should it still count? --Happypasta 03:04, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


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