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{{about|phenomenon within the Homestar Runner universe}} {{for|[[Cheat Commandos]] twins|Blue Laser Babies}}
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[[Image:pizzaz.png|thumb|"Ohh, there's ''two'' of them!"]]
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'''Duplicate characters''' is a phenomenon where a single character appears in more than one place at once in the same scene, and in general, any other characters present simply accept this as true. This listing excludes purely stylistic uses of multiple characters through artistic license, as seen in music videos and the like.
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[[Image:pizzaz.png|thumb|Twin Strong Bads]]
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'''Twin characters''', or characters that have appeared more than once in the same scene, appear several times in the [[Homestar Runner (Flash cartoon)|Homestar Runner]] universe.
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==Appearances==
==Appearances==
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*[[A Decemberween Pageant]] — [[Strong Mad]]'s hand can be seen moving both sets of waves back and forth, on opposite sides of the stage.
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*[[Cheat Commandos (toon)|Cheat Commandos]] — In the Cheat Commandos cartoon, some of the characters walk by twice.
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 6]] — Two [[Arrow'd Guy]]s are seen rating the girls on their dives into the Gift Exchange Lion's mouth.
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*Email [[pizzaz]] — [[Strong Bad]] conducts an interview of himself, in that he is asking the questions, and another "he" is answering them. Strong Bad seems to find this perfectly normal, even though the two Strong Bads interview, mock, yell at, plead with and bribe each other. However, the sight of two Strong Bads simultaneously makes [[The Cheat]]'s [[The Cheat's Head Exploding|head explode]].
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*Email [[animal]] — Strong Bad imagines himself as a [[Made Up Strong Bad Animals#Deep Sea Fangly Fish|Deep Sea Fangly Fish]] with a back deck on which his [[Powered by The Cheat]] self enjoys dinner and dancing, despite already being the fangly fish. Strong Bad soon realizes the impossibility of this and scraps the idea.
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*[[Senorial Day]] — [[Bubs]] holds a Bubsotathon, in which [[Homestar Runner]] throws confetti while on both sides of the screen at once. The Flash file shows that the one on the right wears a [[mustache]].
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*[[Main Page 23]] — Rolling over [[Store]] will show Homestar facing away from you, saying the word "Store", as well as another Homestar walking in the background with a simple exchange of "Sup, man?" — "Sup?"
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*[[Fall Float Parade]] — Two fez-wearing [[Homsar]]s go past, of which [[Marzipan]] takes only casual notice.
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*Email [[strong badathlon]] — An [[Easter egg]] shows two Homestar puppets in an advertisement for "Homestar vs. Homestar fights".
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*Email [[unnatural]] &mdash; Two The Cheats are seen at the town meeting. One is to the right<!-- Coach Z's right, not the viewer's! --> of [[Coach Z]], and the other is to the left<!-- Marzipan's left, not the viewer's! --> of Marzipan.
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*Email [[mini-golf]] &mdash; After [[The Worm]] bites off half of Homestar's golf ball, another Worm pops out of it.
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*Email [[web comics]] &mdash; In one comic, [[Stinkoman]] wishes he could challenge himself. A second Stinkoman (with [[1-Up]]'s voice) appears in order to fulfill his wish.
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*Email [[shapeshifter]] &mdash; Three shapeshifted Strong Bads (one in the form of Bubs's legs, one in the form of a $100 bill, and one in the form of a balloon tiger) appear in one scene, which Strong Bad then describes as "confusing".
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] &mdash; After being humiliated, Homestar crashes at the [[House of the Brothers Strong]], occupying the basement, the kitchen, and [[Strong Bad's Room]] all at the same time. In fact, Strong Bad has to kick all three Homestars out of the house.
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*[[Main Page 25]] &mdash; Homestar and [[The Exact Same]] appear.
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*[[Twenty THANXty Six]] &mdash; Stinkoman appears to be buried in the ground with one leg sticking out and another Stinkoman appears next to it.
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*[[Hremail 2000]] &mdash; A third leg similar to Homestar's appears during the puppet show and when Homestar is playing basketball. Also, in an Easter egg, Homestar fights "Shadow Homestar".
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*[[Halloween Safety]] &mdash; Two Homestars appear in the "Slippery When Wet" costume. Three Homestars appear during the silhouette phase, one in the line-up, one as "black spy" and one as "white spy".
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*Email [[sbemail 206]] &mdash; Two [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]]s and two [[Dangeresque Too]]s appear simultaneously in the fake movie trailer.
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] &mdash; February 13, 2017 &mdash; When [[Other Character Variations#The Makeromancer|The Makeromancer]] wonders about his powers, a second Makeromancer makes him disappear.
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*[[Haunted Photo Booth]] &mdash; [[The Poopsmith]] (as an [[Looney Tunes|Instant Martian]]) makes six copies of himself appear in his Easter egg.
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<!--No Hands On Deck!, fan club, and A Decemberween Mackerel don't count, as the characters do not appear at the same time-->
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*'''Debut:''' [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]]
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==Screenshots of Duplicate Characters==
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:At the end [[Homestar Runner|Homestar]] as Angus Young and [[Strong Bad]] as Homestar as Angus Young are shown. Earlier, Strong Bad and [[The Goblin]] as Strong Bad were seen.
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*[[Everybody Knows It]]
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Image:Twoarrowdguys.PNG|"Two[['d]]!"
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:Toward the end of the song, three [[The Cheat|The Cheats]] are seen dancing together.
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Image:Bubsfirework.PNG|"Explosions! Fireworks!"
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*[[Decemberween Teen Girl Squad]]
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Image:Twohomestars.PNG|"Sup, man?" "Sup?"
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:At the judges' table, two [[Arrow'd Guy|Arrow'd Guys]] are seen.
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Image:Two Fez Homsars.PNG|"Let's sing a song of Pennzoil!"
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*Email [[pizzaz]]
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Image:Homstarvs.PNG|"Paper-View"
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:[[Strong Bad]] conducts an interview of himself, in that he is asking the questions, and another him is answering them. Strong Bad seems to find this perfectly normal, even though the two Strong Bads interview, mock, yell at, plead with and bribe each other.
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Image:twin cheats.png|"Meh!"
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*[[Senorial Day]]
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Image:Twinworms.PNG|"I'm gonna say that's a birdie."
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:[[Bubs]] holds a Bubsotathon, in which [[Homestar Runner|Homestar]] throws fireworks while on both sides of the screen at once. The Flash file shows that the one on the right wears a mustache.
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Image:Twin Stinkomans.png|"Sometimes I wish I could challenge my own self."
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*[[Main Page 23]]
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Image:MultipleStorngBadShapeshifters.png|"Um, that was confusing."
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:Rolling over [[Store]] will show Homestar facing away from you, saying the word ''store'', as well as another Homestar walking in the background with a simple exchange of "Sup, man?".
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Image:Two puppet homestars.png|"Well, I am the exact same."
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]]
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Image:StinkoTwins.png|"Now I REALLY got it!"
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:During one of the possible endings, in which Homestar becomes a [[Wikipedia:Cyclops|cyclops]], he is frightened by the fact that there is only a single [[Marzipan]], and that he hasn't been dating twins the whole time. Also, Homestar Runner can change into a twin Marzipan, although an odd side effect is quickly discovered.
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Image:Third_Leg.png|"I'll save you!"
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*[[Fall Float Parade]]
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File:Dangeresque_4.png|"Two Dangeresques?!" "And two Dangeresque Toos?!"
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:Two fez-wearing [[Homsar]]s go past, and Marzipan takes notice of the double.
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</gallery>
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*[[highschool]]
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[[Category:Prank running gags]]
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:The Homestarmecium divides itself several times, ultimately creating eight copies and causing the Strongbadiophage to freak out.
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[[Category:Running Gags]]
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Current revision as of 03:56, 4 February 2021

"Ohh, there's two of them!"

Duplicate characters is a phenomenon where a single character appears in more than one place at once in the same scene, and in general, any other characters present simply accept this as true. This listing excludes purely stylistic uses of multiple characters through artistic license, as seen in music videos and the like.

[edit] Appearances

  • A Decemberween PageantStrong Mad's hand can be seen moving both sets of waves back and forth, on opposite sides of the stage.
  • Cheat Commandos — In the Cheat Commandos cartoon, some of the characters walk by twice.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 6 — Two Arrow'd Guys are seen rating the girls on their dives into the Gift Exchange Lion's mouth.
  • Email pizzazStrong Bad conducts an interview of himself, in that he is asking the questions, and another "he" is answering them. Strong Bad seems to find this perfectly normal, even though the two Strong Bads interview, mock, yell at, plead with and bribe each other. However, the sight of two Strong Bads simultaneously makes The Cheat's head explode.
  • Email animal — Strong Bad imagines himself as a Deep Sea Fangly Fish with a back deck on which his Powered by The Cheat self enjoys dinner and dancing, despite already being the fangly fish. Strong Bad soon realizes the impossibility of this and scraps the idea.
  • Senorial DayBubs holds a Bubsotathon, in which Homestar Runner throws confetti while on both sides of the screen at once. The Flash file shows that the one on the right wears a mustache.
  • Main Page 23 — Rolling over Store will show Homestar facing away from you, saying the word "Store", as well as another Homestar walking in the background with a simple exchange of "Sup, man?" — "Sup?"
  • Fall Float Parade — Two fez-wearing Homsars go past, of which Marzipan takes only casual notice.
  • Email strong badathlon — An Easter egg shows two Homestar puppets in an advertisement for "Homestar vs. Homestar fights".
  • Email unnatural — Two The Cheats are seen at the town meeting. One is to the right of Coach Z, and the other is to the left of Marzipan.
  • Email mini-golf — After The Worm bites off half of Homestar's golf ball, another Worm pops out of it.
  • Email web comics — In one comic, Stinkoman wishes he could challenge himself. A second Stinkoman (with 1-Up's voice) appears in order to fulfill his wish.
  • Email shapeshifter — Three shapeshifted Strong Bads (one in the form of Bubs's legs, one in the form of a $100 bill, and one in the form of a balloon tiger) appear in one scene, which Strong Bad then describes as "confusing".
  • Homestar Ruiner — After being humiliated, Homestar crashes at the House of the Brothers Strong, occupying the basement, the kitchen, and Strong Bad's Room all at the same time. In fact, Strong Bad has to kick all three Homestars out of the house.
  • Main Page 25 — Homestar and The Exact Same appear.
  • Twenty THANXty Six — Stinkoman appears to be buried in the ground with one leg sticking out and another Stinkoman appears next to it.
  • Hremail 2000 — A third leg similar to Homestar's appears during the puppet show and when Homestar is playing basketball. Also, in an Easter egg, Homestar fights "Shadow Homestar".
  • Halloween Safety — Two Homestars appear in the "Slippery When Wet" costume. Three Homestars appear during the silhouette phase, one in the line-up, one as "black spy" and one as "white spy".
  • Email sbemail 206 — Two Dangeresques and two Dangeresque Toos appear simultaneously in the fake movie trailer.
  • @StrongBadActual — February 13, 2017 — When The Makeromancer wonders about his powers, a second Makeromancer makes him disappear.
  • Haunted Photo BoothThe Poopsmith (as an Instant Martian) makes six copies of himself appear in his Easter egg.

[edit] Screenshots of Duplicate Characters

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