Oddities 44: Switched at Birth? Part 23

Rage from Dance Dance Revolution

Sion from The Bouncer

Submitted by PenguinMan26.

FO's Comment: Meh...I'll leave it for now, but I probably wouldn't have accepted it under my new standards. For one thing, Rage's hair is spiked upwards while Sion's is mostly going down. And Sion doesn't have facial hair. The only similarity is vaguely in the clothes.

Maid-Zukin from Dance Dance Revolution

Tesse from Waku Waku 7

Submitted by PenguinMan26, "As well as having similar appearances, they're both androids."

FO's Comment: Now THAT'S a little better!

Mauru from Waku Waku 7

Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro

Submitted by PenguinMan26.

FO's Comment: This one's definitely not coincidence. Mauru was intentionally based on the Totoro after several rejected designs that had him be an ogre or a tanuki (thanks to Codie Martin for this information).

Decoe from Sonic X

Crow T. Robot from MST3000

Submitted by NES Boy, "Okay, is it just me, or do Decoe from Sonic X and Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000 look alike?"

FO's Comment: Yeah, they sorta do. Decoe looks like what Crow would look like if he turned his head upside down so that his "beak" is pointing to the sky.

Donkey Kong

Etemon from Digimon

Submitted by Deven711, "And they both wear stuff around them and like to play music, too."

FO's Comment: No, no, no! Etemon looks WAY more like Funky Kong than Donkey Kong. Especially the version of Funky that was on the Donkey Kong Country cartoon show that was lighter orange in color.

Toan from Dark Cloud

Link from The Legend of Zelda

Submitted by Justin (J B).

FO's Comment: A number of readers submitted this entry (not surprisingly), but a fellow by the name of Justin was the first to get his entry to me, so he gets the credit. And while we're at it, go here to read the funniest Dark Cloud review, ever.

I-no from Guilty Gear X2

Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Submitted by SlyDante, "I-No (Guilty Gear X2) & Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer). Take a look at the pics enclosed: Besides looking alike (particularly with Karen in that outfit) & having names that sound alike, they're also musicians. Plus, I-No is described as a sexy lady who sings "words of temptaion that no man can resist"...& Karen O was recently voted "Sexiest Female Of The Year" (or some award like that) by SPIN magazine, along with a few others. Considering the "rock connections" with the characters in the Guilty Gear series, who knows if it was a coincidence or not?"

FO's Comment: Can't really think of anything more to add.

Axl Low from Guilty Gear X

Axl Rose from Guns n Roses

Submitted by various site readers, including Codie Martin and SlyDante.

FO's Comment: So obvious and intentional, it hurts.

Testament from Guilty Gear X

Marilyn Manson

Submitted by SlyDante, who claims that they share similarities.

FO's Comment: Not much else to say.

Seymore from Final Fantasy X

Sasami from Tenchi Muyo!

Submitted by Ashli Gibson, "The first person I thought of when I saw Seymoure on Final Fantasy X was Sasami from Tenchi Muyo!"

FO's Comment: Okay, I didn't really think much of this one at first. Until I put this animated gif of Seymore into the rotation for my ezboard icons. Now whenever that one shows up, I immediately think it's Sasami and have to remind myself that it isn't. Strange.

Link from Legend of Zelda

Jak from Dak and Daxter

Submitted by Facilitypro and Crawl and 1000.

FO's Comment: Link from the new Gamecube Zelda game (Twilight Princess) looks an awful lot like Jak from Jak and Daxter.

Daxter from Jak and Daxter

B'Agnus from Wild 9

Submited by Codie Martin, "Daxter could be B'Angus's brother. They're both furry meerkat-like critters that hang out on a human/humanoid's shoulder."

FO's Comment: If Timon from The Lion King starts hanging out on anyone's shoulders, we'll have a three-way on our hands.

Kirby from Kirby's Dream Land

Milde from Yoshi's Island

Submitted by Sedgewick.

FO's Comment: I remember Nintendo Power saying of Milde, "No, it's NOT Kirby!"

Roman from Armed & Dangerous

Strider Hiryu

Submitted by Mikko Kuosa.

FO's Comment: Wow. Neat!

Killey from Suikoden 2

Red Mage from Final Fantasy

Submitted by Mikko Kuosa, "Killey from Suikoden and Red Mage from Final Fantasy look so same, that I wonder why no one didn't notice it before!"

FO's Comment: Well, he definitely looks more like the Red Mage than like Vincent, so I'm surprised I didn't see it. Good eye.

Stahn from Tales of Destiny

Gourry from Slayers

Submitted by Tiamat X, "I noticed quite a few similarities between the characters Stahn from Tales of Destiny and Gourry from the anime series Slayers. Basically they are both swordsman, have long blonde hair, and are both kinda on the goofy side."

FO's Comment: They both look like women.

Hyatt from Excel Saga

Mutsumi from Love Hina

Submitted by Mark Wolfe, "Both suffer from severe anemia, have kind dispositions and care sincerely for those who are close to them. Both also act as 'matchmakers' towards the end of their respective series...Hyatt works to reunite Excel and Illpalazzo, if indirectly, while Mutsumi does the same for Keitaro and Naru. They both also have companions whom are not supposed to be as attractive (Excel and Naru, again). In the manga, the similarity is strongest, though in the anime, Hyatt has violet hair instead of brown."

FO's Comment: Something about both of those images is screaming "Aeris Gainsborough!" at me in flashing neon lights, but I digress...



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