Oddities 39: Switched at Birth? Part 18

Mag Launcher from Evolution Worlds

Tai from Digimon

Submitted by Deven711, "Mag Launcher (from Evolution Worlds) looks a lot like Tai (from Digimon) and he also wears goggles like him too. He also has big hair like him. That's it. Another interesting anime cameo."

FO's Comment: Darn, I forgot all about this one! I actually noticed a long time ago that Mag looks like Tai, so much so, that when I first saw a screenshot of him from the Dreamcast Evolution game, I thought it WAS a Digimon game.

9-Volt from Wario Ware, Inc.

Lucca from Chrono Trigger
Submitted by Deven711, "I think 9-Volt sort of resembles Lucca from Chrono Trigger. I mean, they both have lenses and helmets and um...that's it. I thought it would be pretty interesting to compare a Mario character with a Chrono Trigger character."

FO's Comment: A little vague, yet somehow it works. Life is difficult to explain sometimes.

Luna and Amok from Thundercats

Toguro Brothers from Yu Yu Hakusho

Submitted by Bearus, "I just noticed something when I saw Luna and Amok...They look kinda like the Toguro Brothers from Yu Yu Hakusho. Think about it, both have midgets riding on one's back. I think they're both evil and uh...YEAH."

FO's Comment: I didn't mention this the last time, but the idea of this little brainy character riding on the back of a mute strong character most likely came from "Master Blaster" of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

R. Dorothy Waynewright from Big O

Devil-Zukin from Dance Dance Revolution

Submitted by PenguinMan26, "I think the creator(s) of Big O have been playing too much DDR."

FO's Comment: Or the DDR designers watched too much Big O. One or the other. Chicken or the egg.

Rose from Street Fighter Alpha

Deanna Troi from Star Trek: TNG

Submitted by Sotenga, "Both are purty, and they have supernatural powers."

FO's Comment: I didn't agree with this one at first, but there's something about it that works on a subconscious level. Now I can't look at a picture of Rose without thinking of Troi.

Julia Sugarbaker from Designing Women

Deanna Troi from Star Trek: TNG

FO's Comment: Is it just me, or does Deanna Troi also look a bit like Julia Sugarbaker from Designing Women?

Sagat from Street Fighter

Vin Diesel

Submitted by Sotenga

FO's Comment: When Vin Diesel jumps into water, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Vin.

Hot Spot from Transformers

Optimus Prime from Transformers

FO's Comment: Okay, yes, I know they're both Transformers, and I know that sometimes Transformers have similar designs. But I just had to include this one because it confused the shiznits outta' me when I was a kid. When I first saw Hot Spot in a Season 3 episode, I thought he was Optimus Prime because these two look so much alike. (And this was before I saw the actual episodes where they brought Optimus Prime back to life.) And when I realized he wasn't Optimus Prime, my mind couldn't stop wondering why they looked so much alike. And is anyone else weirded out by the fact that Hot Spot is one of the few G1 Autobots to have red eyes?

Kay from Dark Savior

Marle from Chrono Trigger

FO's Comment: Eh, I have a feeling this one isn't coincidence. What's weird is that this is a different version of Kay. Her earlier form and CG model look nothing like Marle.

Aisha from Neopets

Skitty from Pokemon

Submitted by Codie Martin, "I don't know what it is... it's just... something..."

FO's Comment: Aisha looks like Skitty gene-spliced with a banana.

Edwin Lindsey from Eternal Darkness

Indiana Jones

Submitted by Codie Martin, "Hm. A scholar wanders around a mysterious temple and finds something lethal to mankind. Where have I heard this before? And the movie at the beginning of Edwin's chapter looks like something straight out of Indiana Jones, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was intentional."

FO's Comment: He's Indiana Jones crossed with Alan Quartermain.

Sir Ashram from Record of Lodoss War

Lim-Dul's Paladin from Magic: The Gathering

Submitted by Magical Yard Gnome.

FO's Comment: Amazing!

Mani Mani from Earthbound

The Oscar

Submitted by SethraShnoo, "The Mani Mani Statue is just the Oscar with horns."

FO's Comment: Eeeeyup! Doubt that one's even coincidence.

Voice Actor Lex Lang

Goemon Ishikawa from Lupin III

Submitted by Pokejedservo, "Lex Lang is an accomplished Voice Actor who's voiced various characters such as Krem (.Dot Hack), Sanosuke (Ruroni Kenshin) and of course even Goemon."

FO's Comment: Usually when a cartoon character resembles their voice actor, it's because he/she was drawn to resemble the VA. This is the first I've heard of someone being hired to voice a character who already happened to look like him, too.

Voice Actor Lex Lang

John Stamos from Full House

Submitted by Pokejedservo, "Creepy..."

FO's Comment: I'll say...

Voice Actor Lex Lang

Naraku from Inu-Yash

Submitted by Pokejedservo, "Even Creepier..."

FO's Comment: Isn't that a woman?

Testament from Guilty Gear X

Tachibana Ukyo from Samurai Shodown

Submitted by Lydia the Stampede, "Just a thought, but have you ever wondered over Ukyo Tachibana's resemblance to Testament from Guilty Gear X? Have a look...it's true. I swear by it."

FO's Comment: I can't honestly say I ever wondered about it, but it's there if you look hard enough.

Kenny Loggins

Kenny Rogers

Submitted by Facilitypro, "You have to admit, Kenny Loggins does look like a young Kenny Rogers. And they're both singers. And their names sound the same."

FO's Comment: Yeah, they're pretty much the same person.



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