Fictional Characters Who Came Face to Face with their Double [Random Pop Culture Top…something] – Part One

A little while ago I wrote about Fictional Twins (see here) and that got me thinking about all those other instances that were kind of like twins, but not really. And that’s led to this post, which is about all the different reasons that I can think of that characters in fiction run into apparent duplicates of themselves, and some of my favorite examples of each!

So the list here isn’t a countdown exactly–it’s in more of an intuitive order than a “worst to best” order. Each entry on the list is a reason why characters have exact doubles out there for them to run into (and there are a lot of reasons, it turns out), accompanied by one of my favorite examples for that reason.

And to be clear, we’re not just talking about stories where doubles of characters exist, but specifically where characters comes face to face with (it would seem)…themselves.

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Weekly Geeky Question #33: Modern Superhero Epic Movie History

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #33, and this week’s question is again about comic books and superheroes:

How did we get to the modern superhero movie?

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Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio & Comic Book Connections

So, it was a few weeks ago that we had Christmas, and that means a weeks ago that we had Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and thus a few weeks since we had the first, last, best and worst new Doctor Who television story of 2016:  The Return of Dr. Mysterio.

And overall it was a good one.  Silly, but fun, and generally satisfying, even if the plot had a bit in common with that lamentable first season two-parter featuring the fat, farting Slitheen.

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