Twitter Trend Alert: Who’s Your Animated Doppelganger?
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The latest Twitter trend is asking users to uncover their animated doppelganger, either in physical appearance or personality. The origins of this trend seem to go all the way back to 2015, when Tumblr user baberallafox posted the very first “me vs. animated me” photoset. But five years later it’s taken off again, with users comparing themselves to Disney princesses, ’90s cartoons and anime legends.
Of course, some of the most creative versions of the animated doppelganger trend come from the LGBTQ community.
Here are some of our favorite animated doppelganger posts:
1. Dora the Explorer
— petey (@Peteyville) June 24, 2020
Maybe some of us were too old by the time Dora aired, but everyone loved this show anyway, right?
2. Gym Leader Misty (Pokémon)
— S (@salvucciodamico) June 24, 2020
Yes, the Pokémon obsession is still very, very real, and shows no signs of slowing down.
3. Kuki Sanban (Codename: Kids Next Door)
— 𝐭𝐚𝐲 🤎 (@SPICYAHITITS) June 24, 2020
Codename: Kids Next Door is an adorable early 2000s Cartoon Network show about a group of 10-year-old kids who also happen to be part of a worldwide espionage-style organization called the Kids Next Door.
4. Danny Phantom
— Hitmonvers ✨ (@MilkmanNick) June 24, 2020
Ghost hunters, ghost powers, Ghost Portal. Danny Phantom had one of the coolest premises (and some of the greatest characters) of the early 2000s.
5. Jane Porter (Tarzan)
— lil creature BLM (@wonkymf) June 23, 2020
Tarzan is an undeniable classic, and Jane is a completely underrated Disney heroine.
6. Team Rocket (Pokémon)
— Vipey | Bradley 🏳️🌈 (@Vipey_) June 24, 2020
Yes, yes, 100% yes. Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but I always got queer vibes from the absolutely legendary Team Rocket.
7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
— ⚡️ ρ ๏ Ќ € ď ą ď . ʍ ɨ Ќ Ќ ą h ȼ h µ ⚡️ (@mikkahchu) June 24, 2020
I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’m ready for another Tomb Raider remake … preferably with this male version of Lara Croft.
8. Velvet (Odin Sphere)
— Brendan Patrick (@badkarmaphoto) June 25, 2020
Odin Sphere is a Playstation 2 game launched in 2007. The game is set on the fictional continent of Erion and tells the story of five different protagonists, Velvet being one of them.
9. Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory)
— Andrew Fera (@_AndrewFera_) June 24, 2020
This got us wondering: why haven’t they made a live-action Dexter’s Laboratory yet? Haven’t we waited long enough?
10. Sokka (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
— BLM EVERY DAMN DAY (@JayKay_BK) June 24, 2020
If you haven’t seen ATLA yet, run — do not walk — to Netflix and get ready for your life to change. We love this Sokka.
Who’s your animated doppelganger? Tweet us @Hornet to let us know!
Animated doppelganger image at top of @MilkmanNick