TV and Movies·Posted on Oct 14, 202123 Times TV Shows And Movies Straight-Up Just Hit Copy And Paste On A Character From Another TV Show Or MovieTwo sides of the same coin, one might say.by Hannah MarderBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink There are a million TV shows and movies out there, so it makes sense that some have similar themes, tropes, and characters. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Network But there are times when I'm watching a TV show or movie and think, Hang on...I've seen this exact character before. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sony Pictures Releasing Here are 21 examples of TV and movie characters that are low-key the same person. 1. Chandler from Friends and Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection, James Sorenson / 20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection Always ready with a joke? Check. Unlucky in love? Check. Afraid of commitment? Check. For example..."I'm not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?" 100% sounds like something either of them would say. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC I can literally HEAR Xander saying this. 2. Dan from Gossip Girl and Jughead from Riverdale The CW /Courtesy Everett Collection, Diyah Pera / The CW / courtesy Everett Collection Both are "outsiders" who think the only way they can write about the events and people around them is to remain on the outside...except both of them are total insiders. They've both got a chip on their shoulder and think they're better than others, and both date the pretty, popular blonde girl who doesn't seem like she'd be their type. 3. But also, like....Dan from Gossip Girl and Joe from You Bettina Strauss / Lifetime TV / Courtesy: Everett Collection, Giovanni Rufino / The CW / Courtesy Everett Collection This has got to be one of the best career decisions Penn Badgley ever made. Joe is just Dan x10. Honestly, Beck and Serena are low-key similar too. I mean, is this Dan or Joe? The world will never know!! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lifetime (It's Joe.) 4. Robocop from Robocop and Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget Orion Pictures, Walt Disney/ Courtesy: Everett Collection Tell me these movies don't have the same plot, just in different genres. 5. By that measure, Walter from Breaking Bad and Nancy from Weeds Ursula Coyote / AMC / courtesy Everett Collection, Michael Desmond / Showtime / Courtesy Everett Collection Different genre, same plot, same descending-into-villainy selfish "hero" who claims to do things for their family. 6. Also in that vein...Matilda from Matilda and Carrie from Carrie TriStar / courtesy Everett Collection, United Artists / Courtesy Everett Collection Once again — age Matilda up and change the genre to horror, and you've got Carrie. Both have abusive families and telekinetic powers, and both are sweet and innocent but also clever, and both have horrible lives at school. I mean....this could easily have been Matilda in 10 years. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF United Artists 7. Syndrome from The Incredibles and Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far from Home Walt Disney / courtesy Everett Collection, Jay-Maidment / Columbia Pictures / Marvel Studios/ Courtesy Everett Collection Both use technology to seem like superheroes, both have huge grudges against larger-than-life superheroes and want the same recognition, both *tried* to get noticed by that hero years prior, both have evil plots to bring down that hero's legacy and/or his protégées... 8. Troy from High School Musical, Eddie from Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off, and Izzy from Jump In Walt Disney Co. / courtesy Everett Collection, Disney Channel, John Medland / Disney Channel / Courtesy: Everett Collection 9. ...And all of their dads Disney Channel, John Medland / DISNEY CHANNEL / courtesy everett collection Literally, any dad from these three movies: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney Channel Except replace "playmaker" with "baseball player" or "boxer" and singer with "cook" or "jump-roper." And literally every son: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney Channel 10. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries 20th Century Fox / Courtesy: Everett Collection, Alan Markfield / The CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection Both are angsty hundreds-of-year-old vampires with dark, violent pasts trying to turn over a new leaf. Both fall for the protagonist but must protect them from their dark sides. Both have the main personality trait of brooding. Like, here's Wesley making fun of Angel and his relationship with Buffy...but he could easily be talking about Stefan and Elena. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The WB 11. ...And also kind of Edward from Twilight Summit Entertainment Edward is also a super-old vampire with a dark past who falls for the new girl in town. I'd also like to point out they all have hair that defies gravity. 12. Seth from The O.C. and Stiles from Teen Wolf WB / Courtesy: Everett Collection, MTV / Courtesy: Everett Collection Nerdy, sarcastic best friends who deal with their lovesick, occasionally broody protagonists with hero complexes? Check. Oh, and both also have slow-burn relationships with popular girls they've loved since childhood who see them as geeks. I mean, here's Seth... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox And here's Stiles. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MTV Stiles is also a little Xander/Chandler (I just realized their names are similar too), but he's much more emotional and less misogynistic. 13. Leslie from Parks and Recreation and Ted from Ted Lasso Ron Tom / NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection, Colin Hutton / Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection Both are wholesome, quirky bosses who truly care about their employees like family, and both are quintessentially American and patriotic (but like, the good parts of being American and patriotic). Both also deal with an enterprising businessperson (Tom/Keely), a deadpan employee who's secretly a great leader (April/Roy), and a strange mustached coworker of few words who seems like an unlikely friend but is actually one of the protagonist's best friends (Ron/Beard). 14. Roy from Ted Lasso and Derek from Teen Wolf Apple TV+ / Courtesy Everett Collection, MTV Angry and reluctant older mentor with a secret soft spot for the young'uns who becomes an unlikely leader? Yep. 15. Joey from Friends and Andy from Parks and Recreation Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection, Mitchell Haaseth / NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection I love a good dumb-as-nails side character who you can't help but love, and these two are maybe as good as they come. Like, this would 100% be Joey and Andy meeting: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sony Pictures Releasing 16. And also...Bolin from The Legend of Korra Nickelodeon / Courtesy Everett Collection Tell me I'm wrong. He's clearly a fellow animal and food lover. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickelodeon 17. AND Jason from The Good Place Justin Lubin / NBC / courtesy Everett Collection I mean, this... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC ...Has the same energy as this: NBC 18. Brooke from One Tree Hill and Summer from The O.C. Fred Norris / THE CW / courtesy Everett collection, WB / Courtesy Everett Collection Both were sassy and vain rich girl brunettes who went through an arc where they showed how smart, kind, and strong they were, and both ended up with the kind of nerdy guy. 19. Tony Stark from the MCU and Doctor Strange from the MCU Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection, Jay Maidment / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection They are low-key the same person. Brainy, arrogant, and rich, they both overcome injuries and humble themselves while simultaneously chasing god-like power. Don't @ me. 20. Haley from Modern Family and Alexis from Schitt's Creek Ken Woroner / CBC/POP / courtesy Everett Collection, Colleen Hayes / ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection Both are vain and fashionable, slightly relationship-obsessed daughters who grow throughout the show to become ambitious and career-oriented. I mean, is this not something Alexis would say? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC 21. ...And also Lindsay from Arrested Development 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection The only difference here is that Lindsay really doesn't better herself. This sure feels like an early Alexis quote to me. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox 22. And on that note, also Michael from Arrested Development and Johnny from Schitt's Creek Sam Urdank / Netflix / Courtesy: Everett Collection, Steve Wilkie / ©CBC/POP / courtesy Everett Collection Both are the straight man/businessmen who hold their over-the-top formerly rich families together. Like, I'm pretty sure this is how Michael always feels around his family. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pop!TV 23. And finally, Lois from Family Guy and Marge from The Simpsons FOX / Courtesy Everett Collection, Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection I mean, they're already super-similar shows, but I feel like Lois and Marge are the most similar characters. Both are the straight man in their family and are a bit nagging but also sweet and seem to genuinely love their husbands, even if they're annoyed by them. What TV/movie characters do you feel are basically the same? Let us know in the comments!