Top Ten Twins and Triplets in Fiction
Top Ten Twins and Triplets in Fiction
Siblings. Most of us have them. Unconditional love and hatred come with the territory. But what if you were to double, or even triple, that trouble that comes with sibling culture? This week, we delve into my favorite blood related duos and trios. To be on the list, they have to be blood siblings. There will be some SPOILERS ahead, so keep an eye out for those. On with the post!
~ Number Ten ~
Phoebe and Ursula Buffay
You've heard of the term "evil twin". These two take it all the way. Phoebe is in the main cast of characters, known for her quirky, sunshine personality, strange theories, and untapped backstory. Ursula may share in the looks, as the two are identical, but none of the charm and sunshine that makes Phoebe great. Despite her attitude, Phoebe does see her as a sister and tries to connect with her on several occasions. They are mirror opposites.
~ Number Nine ~
Luke and Leia Skywalker
Star Wars Saga
Separated at birth, these twins are one of the most iconic to ever grace the big screen. Sure, there siblinghood was definitely called into question in episodes four and five, though we don't like to talk about that. Their sibling bond was actually showed very well in the sequel trilogy, even giving us a flashback of them training as Jedi together. They do work pretty well together, and can hear each other calling the other even over the vast distances of space.
~ Number Eight ~
Dart, Pouncer, and Ruffrunner
How to Train Your Dragon series
Also known as the Night Lights, these adorable babies of our favorite dragon were more fully realized in the holiday special Homecoming. They all are the same age, hatched at the same time, so they are triplets. And, just like triplets, obviously have a pension of getting into trouble, and having fun while doing it. They are incredibly cute to watch as they explore the human world and even meet humans for the first time. I also loved seeing them interact with Toothless and the Light Fury, who now have to be dragon parents. It's also interesting to note that they are the first dragon hybrids we've seen in this universe.
~ Number Seven ~
Huey, Duey, and Luey Duck
These guys have been a Disney staple since the 80's, and with the 2017 reboot, their popularity has surged. Especially since they all received different personalities. No matter what version they are in, they are the ones who bring the fun, joy, and laughs. While initially hard to tell them apart (it took me an embarassingly long time), you start to see different sides of them emerge instead of just being a collective. They get into all kinds of crazy shennagins and trouble, but one of them is always there to bail out the other.
~ Number Six ~
Stanley and Stanford Pines
Mabel and Dipper may be the frontrunners on this show, but their great uncles certainly stole the show. There's a lot of heartbreaking history between the two. They were inseperable as kids, fell apart as adults, then got into a heated argument that separated them for good for years. Stan himself (Stanley, that is) poured all his time, effort, and money into correcting that mistake, only to get punched in the face when Ford finally returned. It's the best kind of emotional rollercoaster, and one that really shows what siblings are really like. We fight, we fall apart, but, in the end, we love each other almost more than anything else.
~ Number Five ~
Zack and Cody Martin
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
For better or worse, these two are stuck for life. This hit Disney channel show from 2003 saw us from there preteen year all the way to graduating high school. They concoct the worst schemes, constantly get into trouble, and always have each other's backs. Their personalities, more often then not, end up clashing in the best of ways. It's rare that we get to see sibling life so completely fleshed out and then completed, where we see them, eventually, part ways to their ways of life.
~ Number Four ~
Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf
For those of you who don't know, Warriors is an incredibly expansive universe revolving around warrior clans of cats. There's about a hundred different characters and lore I could get into in a different list. Today, we focus on the triplets who were fated to save the clans in a prophecy. Each of them were blessed with gifts, even if Jayfeather was blind. Except for Hollyleaf. Despite being a sister to her brothers, she was not part of the prophecy, and even ended up killing another cat. The relationship of these three spans two different series, and their reunion is a bittersweet one. There is a lot going on with them, to be honest.
~ Number Three ~
Rin and Yukio Okumura
I'm not going to lie. These two have a lot of issues. A lot. Both are part demon, though only Rin got all the power. Rin has always supported his brother, showering him with praise and support. He trusts him 100%, even after Yukio threatened his life. Yukio, for his part, could actually use some therapy, since he wants to protect Rin but also kind of wants him to die. These conflicting, clashing personalities often make for a lot of internal conflict for the show. Still, it seems like they have each other's back, through the thick and thin of monster hunting.
~ Number Two ~
Beckett and Myles Fowl
The Fowl Twins series
Younger brothers to the famed Artemis Fowl, these two get into their own brand of trouble wherever they can find it. As long as we're talking about clashing personalities, these two could not be more different. Beckett is fun loving and acts just like an eleven- year- old boy would act, while Myles is stiffer with a far greater intellect. Still, one could not get along without the other. I want to point out that they were conjoined at birth, making for an almost psychic bond between them.
~ Number One ~
Fred and George Wesley
Harry Potter series
You knew this one was coming. These two have been a staple for twins and twin trouble in the years since the first book was released. They are on the same wavelength in every regard, from looks to personality to magic abilities to dreams. Their own family can barely tell them apart, and they are totally OK with that, even adding to the chaos when possible. I will never, ever forgive Rowling for what she did to them. Fred was unexpectedly ripped away from his family and twin in the last installment of the series, leaving George devastated and alone. According to the Wiki, he still continued their business, so there's that. I guess.
Do you agree with my list? Who are your favorite twins and triplets in fiction? Comment below and let me know! I'd love to hear from you!