After watching the Parent Trap for the latest episode of Babes of Wonderland, we couldn’t help but think of other fictional twins we’ve loved. From modern literature to 1960s television, to a galaxy far far away… there are more twins in pop culture than you might realize. Here is a list of our top 10, in no particular order.
Fred and George Weasley – Harry Potter
Fred and George were born to Mrs. Weasley on April Fools Day, so it’s not much of a surprise that they turned out to be practical jokers. However, despite their constant attempts to prank their brothers and classmates, these two had a keen sense of right and wrong. They were also brave, always being the first to volunteer for missions from the Order of the Phoenix. Especially if those missions involved protecting their siblings, Harry or their school.
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (Wanda and Pietro Maximoff) – The Avengers
There have been many iterations of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver over the years. They’ve been part of several superhero and supervillain teams, however the version we truly love them in is the Avengers films. (Sadly for Pietro, only the one film.) The twins, despite their powers, are depicted as human. They’re traumatized from the loss of their home and family, angry in their grief and ultimately used as weapons. However, in the end they’re good, choosing the side that they come to see is right, and fighting to save those around them.
Luke and Leia – Star Wars
Are there any more iconic twins in the galaxy than Luke and Leia? Their story of discovery and taking down the empire has inspired a whole universe of TV, movies and novels. Each are both strong in different ways, Luke with the force and Leia with her sense of right and her willingness to fight for justice. Uncovering the truth about their parentage only brings them closer to truly understanding each other and their bond that has been there since they met.
Dipper and Mabel Pines – Gravity Falls
These two ridiculous twins could not be more different or more hilarious. Dipper is obsessed with the occult and conspiracies taking place in the town of Gravity Falls. While Mabel is boy crazed and eccentric. Their antics never fail to make us laugh.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum – Alice in Wonderland
It’s hard to get more classic when it comes to twins, than Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. From the Lewis Carroll novels to several big screen and small screen adaptations, the brothers have always left an impression. They can be sinister and sneaky, or incongruous and absent minded. In whatever form they take, we love them.
Tia and Tamara – Sister Sister
As twins determined to form their own identities, Tia and Tamera Mowry were great in the 90s show Sister Sister. They balanced humor with real advice about high school and social issues. This show was great and if you haven’t seen it, you should.
Chip and Dale – Classic Disney Characters
There’s something comforting in the simplicity of Chip and Dale in classic Disney cartoons. Their enthusiasm for life and unwillingness to leave the other behind was always fun and easy to watch. Perhaps that’s why they’re still fan favorites to this day.
Thompson and Thompson – The Adventures of Tintin
Though Thompson and Thompson claim not to be related, we think their appearance has always spoken for itself. These two have long been the sources of most of the comedy in the Adventures of Tintin. Whether the comic strip, tv show or movie, the two “brothers” always add something to a scene.
Samantha and Serena – Bewitched
Playing off the classic troupe of a good twin and a bad twin, the 1960s TV show Bewitched introduced Samantha Stevens and her twin Serena. Though Serena wasn’t in the majority of episodes, whenever she did show up the audience knew the episode was going to be entertaining.
Hamish, Hubert and Harris – Brave
Though they’re triplets, not twins, we couldn’t overlook Merida’s little brothers on this list. Their individual personalities are so apparent despite the fact they have no lines in the film, and their antics are highlights for sure. They’re independent, mischievous and brave, they bring the film to a whole new level and we’re thankful.
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