Switched at Birth? For President!

Disclaimer: Does not contain any actual presidents or presidential candidates.

Raine Sage
(Tales of Symphonia)

Pokemon Hunter J
(Pokemon Diamond/Pearl)

Submitted by Strawberry Eggs, "Honestly, you'd have to be blind not to be able to see the resemblance. It is seriously uncanny. I wonder if one or a few of Pokemon's animators is a Tales of Symphonia fan..."

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

Genis Sage
(Tales of Symphonia)


Submitted by Strawberry Eggs, "Both boys are around the same age, have similar-looking spikey silver hair and purple eyes. They also hate being called/treated as kids"

FO's Comment: Actually, these first four entries could've counted as a four-way. They all look similar to me. Or maybe my eyes are just getting old.

(Baten Kaitos)

(Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings)

Submitted by Strawberry Eggs, "If the shoulder-length red hair and red eyes weren't enough, look at their names! Not only that, but Llyud has wings, something Lyude doesn't as he is from the Alfard empire. "

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

(The Emperor's New Groove)

Double H
Beyond Good & Evil

Submitted by Freezair SilverEye, "If it weren't for the fact that Beyond Good & Evil was so underplayed, I'd be surprised that no one caught this sooner. It's especially amusing in that, although they both look similar and they're both sidekicks, their personalities are completely different: Pacha is the wise, earthy father-type who's the levelheaded voice of reason, keeping his manic hero under control, while Double H is the loud, dopey guy whose primary talents are breaking things, hitting things with his hammer, and quoting his military training manual as if it were scripture." .

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.



Submitted by Freezair SilverEye, "Another "If more people had played that game, someone else probably would have noticed this first" one. Not entirely coincidence, as the creators of the latter have admitted drawing some heavy inspiration from the art style of Psychonauts, among other games. Still, Chrys looks so dang much like Lili it's scary. If they didn't both have those huge, football-shaped eyes..."

FO's Comment: I would've thought they had been designed by the same artist.



Submitted by Freezair SilverEye, "Could someone at Pixar be a Nintendo fan?"

FO's Comment: That one was so obvious that I decided I wouldn't put it up unless someone else submitted it.

Turnip Head
(Howl's Moving Castle)

(Sam & Max)

Submitted by Freezair SilverEye, "The more I look at this one, the more it makes my head hurt."

FO's Comment: That one's great!

Unknown Character
(Gan Gan Ganchan)

(Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine)

Submitted by KungFuFurby, "The only difference that I know of is that the character in Gan Gan Ganchan has shoes, the other one does not." .

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

(XBOX 360 Version)

Iron Man

Submitted by Christopher Erickson, "When I was going through your 'Switched At Birth' page I came across a picture you had labeled 'Bomberman XBOX 360 version.' As soon as I saw that I immediately thought of Iron Man. I can't believe someone hasn't noticed that yet."

FO's Comment: That is an awesome find.

Strange Plant
(Metroid Fusion)


Submitted by Ricardo Ayres, "The similarity is high, this one is pretty strange!"

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

Submitted by Nghtmarz2, "It's actually something I did to say who I would cast for the movie, but I think it would work just as good for your site. n.n"

FO's Comment: That's an awesome submission. Thanks for sending it. I especially like the first and last ones.

Submitted by Nghtmarz2.

FO's Comment: Wait, there's more...

Submitted by Nghtmarz2.

FO's Comment: You come up with some good stuff, friend.

Dr. Robotnik
(Sonic the Hedgehog)

(Asterix & Obelix)

Submitted by Akhiloth.

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

George the Volcano
(Volvic ads)

The Great Mighty Poo
(Conker's Bad Fur Day)

Submitted by Mr. Dark.

FO's Comment: No comment.

Linked Due to the Size of the Image

Submitted by Nghtmarz2.

Rainbow Slug
Mega Man Zero

Yellow Devil
Mega Man

Submitted by Mr. Dark, "NOTE: The slug's name isn't certain, its most known origin comes from Zero calling him a slug just before fighting. Also, it changes colors throughout the fight." .

FO's Comment: Seems like intentional intra-series homage to me.

(Final Fantasy Series)

(Japanese Mythical Creature)

Submitted by Jack Enns, "Actually, Cactuars are more closely tied to Haniwa than Kodamas. In their very first inception to the FF series (Final Fantasy Legend 2), they were actually called Haniwa, as well."

FO's Comment: I remember those enemies in FFL2 (you could get the most powerful sword in the game from them), but I think they were plain old Haniwas. They didn't look like cacti.

(Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

by Henri Matisse

Submitted by Mr. Dark.

FO's Comment: Not as close as Icarus is to the Shade of Doom from Drakkhen, but I can see where you're coming from.

Vlad Tepes Drakul

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat

Submitted by Mr. Dark, "Their faces are fairly similar, and the mustache is unquestionable. I know this isn't videogame related, but I HAD to submit it."

FO's Comment: Nothing to add.

Daolon Wong
(Jackie Chan Adventures)

(Vampire Hunter D)

Submitted by Mr. Dark, "I don't know much about VHD, but I can tell when someone has a mouth in their hand."

FO's Comment: I think it's time to declare a moratorium on people with mouth-hands.

Luke Atmey
(Phoenix Wright)

The Penguin

Submitted by Mr. Dark, "An obvious homage to Burgess Meredith's Penguin, but with a few other typical 'anime' touches. For that reason, Atmey also looks like the 'eagle look' guys from former SAB pages, but I don't feel like rounding them up."

FO's Comment: Seems like a lot of characters in the Phoenix Wright series are intentional homages. We'll see more eventually.

Pope Benedict XVI

Emperor Palpatine
(Star Wars)

Submitted by Mr. Dark, "They've got... similar looking mugs. I'm not sure if this was already submitted or not."

FO's Comment: Not submitted here, but I've actually seen that one mentioned elsewhere before.

Cyborg 001
(Cyborg 009)

Pokey Minch

Submitted by Mr. Dark.

FO's Comment: No comment.

Tim Curry
(The Worst Witch)

Jerry Seinfeld

Submitted by Mr. Dark.

FO's Comment: There will be more Seinfeld follies on the next edition of SAB.



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