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    24 TV Characters That Are The Exact Definition Of "Same Person, Different Font"

    *Insert the Spider-Mans pointing at each other meme.*

    I'm sure you've watched a show (or several) and thought, "Huh...why is this character so familiar?" but couldn't quite figure out why/how so many characters could be so, so similar.

    Charlie from It's Always Sunny with his murder board
    FX

    And that, my friend, is because of a little thing called character tropes!

    Spongebob doing his "imagination" rainbow but instead of "imagination" it says "character tropes"
    Nickelodeon

    So...what is a character trope exactly? *cracks knuckles* Basically, a trope is a universally reused example of a character, theme, or plot that storytellers use. They're pretty much everywhere on TV, in movies, and in books. That's why a bunch of your favorite characters are so alike but have sliiiiight differences or — if you will — the same person in different fonts. 

    Without further ado, here are my absolute favorite ones on TV:

    1. Love Quinn from You and Wanda Maximoff from WandaVision

    Netflix / Disney / Marvel Studios

    One sentence description: Suburban mom, with a dead husband and twin brother, who has a habit of holding her neighbors hostage. 

    2. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries

    The WB / The CW / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: Spikey-haired vampire who seriously needs to let loose for, like, five minutes. 

    3. Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill and Summer Roberts from The O.C.

    The CW / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The HBIC, but she has a loveable, sweet side that you can't help but root for. 

    4. Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place and Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation

    NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The sweet, nerdy guy who we find out actually has major big dick energy. 

    5. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries and Lucifer from Lucifer

    The CW / Netflix / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The immensely suave and charming playboy who's deeply complex and, well, super hot.

    6. April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation and Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The dark and twisty chick who could kill you with one glance and then dance on your grave. 

    7. Nathan Scott from One Tree Hill and Alex Karev from Grey's Anatomy

    The CW / ABC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The bro-y guy with daddy/mommy issues who becomes a total fan favorite. 

    8. Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Monica Geller from Friends

    NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: A total cleaning and organization queen, this woman thrives in the Container Store. 

    9. Rachel Berry from Glee and Annie Edison from Community

    Fox / NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The annoying, type-A girl who owns WAY too many cardigans. 

    10. Joe Goldberg from You and Dexter Morgan from Dexter

    Netflix / Showtime / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: He's a literal serial killer but has a moral code...sort of. 

    11. Buffy Anne Summers from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Sabrina Spellman from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    The WB / Netflix / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The witchy, supernatural girl whose biggest skills are defeating demons AND looking flawless at prom.  

    12. Jughead Jones from Riverdale and Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill

    The CW / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The angsty guy from the ~wrong side of the tracks~. Oh, and he writes a thinly veiled semi-autobiographical book that is probably bad but somehow gets a TON of praise.

    13. Dina Fox from Superstore and Dwight Schrute from The Office

    NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The really intense coworker who cares about their job wayyyyyyy too much and has major boundary issues. 

    14. Veronica Lodge from Riverdale and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

    The CW / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The spoiled rich girl from NYC who ends up being the only one with any sanity. 

    15. Ross Geller from Friends and Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother

    NBC / CBS / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The below-average cis "nice" guy who somehow always has a critique for the women in his life. 

    16. EJ Caswell from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Steve Harrington from Stranger Things

    Disney+ / Netflix / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: A Season 1 asshole turned Season 2 sweetie pie.

    17. Michael Scott from The Office and Roland Schitt from Schitt's Creek

    NBC / Pop / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The man who's in charge of literally everything but definitely 100000% should not have this much power. 

    18. Stanley Hudson from The Office and Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec

    NBC / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The "do not look at me, do not even think about me" guy who wins over everyone's hearts. 

    19. Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time and Lena Luthor from Supergirl

    ABC / The CW / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: A stylish lady with an angsty broody vibe, and isn't canon lesbian but definitely should have been. 

    20. Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds and Abby Sciuto from NCIS

    CBS / Everett Collection / Getty Images

    One sentence description: The quirky chick with the funky style who's always the smartest person in the room. 

    21. Derek Hale from Teen Wolf and Roy Kent from Ted Lasso

    MTV / Apple TV+ / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: A brooding grown man who likes to growl but has a heart of gold and is loyal as heck. 

    22. Magnus Bane from Shadowhunters and Klaus Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy

    Freeform / Netflix / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The witchy guy with eclectic taste and never-ending sassy one-liners that just make him even hotter — you know he smells fantastic too. 

    23. Quinn Fabray from Glee and Shelby from The Wilds

    Fox / Amazon Prime Video / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The pretty, blonde girl who "has it all," but is really hurting so much inside and wants to break free. 

    24. Finally, Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy and Dawson Leery from Dawson's Creek

    ABC / The WB / Everett Collection

    One sentence description: The "pick me, choose me, love me" titular protagonist. 

    So, what are some of your all-time favorite character tropes? Tell us in the comments.