Undoubtedly, humanity is full of wonders and surprises. Nearly 8 billion people on this planet, and despite us all being totally different, we’re all somewhat the same. Just think about it, how many times have you heard from your pals that they saw someone that looked exactly like you? The genes often play a fun game with us where people can be the spitting image of each other, even though they’re not related whatsoever.
Just imagining that there’s someone on the other end of the Earth looking ridiculously similar to you is exciting, at the very least. Well, this TikToker went viral for putting a fun twist on finding people’s doppelgängers. The woman focuses on comparing celebrities, and it’s genuinely incredible how people that we’re, to some extent, familiar with can look so alike!
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Javier Bardem And Jeffrey Morgan
A doppelgänger is a German word that literally translates to “double-walker”. Looking at mythology specifically, doppelgängers are usually those rather evil creatures or ghosts who deliberately impersonate you and are essentially seen as carriers of bad luck.
It was believed that if you happened to encounter your friend’s look-alike then it is a sign of an approaching sickness or, in the best case scenario, just a sign of misfortune. However, if you came across your own doppelgänger, then it was the time to wave everyone goodbye – as it was believed to be a death omen.
Dax Shepard And Zach Braff
Back in the day, it was said that to identify the evil creatures it was enough to either look at their reflection or their shadows, as such things were totally not a part of the doppelgänger’s existence. Moreover, the reason why it was thought that once you ran into one of your evil “twins” you’d be doomed forever was purely because the doppelgängers themselves were made to harm humans.
Besides, having an evil double that not only looks like you, but also walks and basically mirrors your whole persona has been a great influence in many films and stories. There’s a number of famous wicked lookalikes, for instance, (spoiler alert) the horror film “Us” where a family gets attacked by mysterious people dressed in red who turn out to be their exact clones!
Tom Hardy And Logan Marshall-Green
Chad Smith And Will Ferrell
Of course, these urban legends are nothing but the imagination of our ancestors, but it is spooky regardless. There are even a few famous sights of those evil lookalikes, for example, Abraham Lincoln supposedly claimed that he saw a double reflection of himself in the mirror, where one was much paler. It is believed that he shared this eerie incident with his wife, who was totally convinced that it was a bad sign, and that the reason why the second reflection was so pale was because he would successfully serve his first term, but would not finish his second.
Margot Robbie And Jaime Pressly
Katy Perry And Zooey Deschanel
Whether that’s true or not will likely be forever unknown, however it is a great way of scaring your peers on a potential horror movie night. Though despite all those creepy facts, nowadays, doppelgänger is simply used to describe a person that looks somewhat similar to you and doesn’t carry any sinister meanings.
Timothy Olyphant And Josh Duhamel
Jessica Chastain And Bryce Dallas Howard
Amy Adams And Isla Fisher
Putting the creepiness aside, it’s truly captivating how it’s believed that we’re all so unique but then we’re really not. All those mixed genes and, poof, someone thousands of miles away from you has your eyes and your smile. But seeing these famous folks that are all living in the big screen looking freakishly similar is even more entertaining.
Michael B. Jordan And Nick Cannon
Maia Mitchell And Bailee Madison
Leighton Meester And Minka Kelly
It would be amazing for humankind to have completely individual features – however, judging by the fact that we’re all a part of the same species, coming across a person with slightly similar characteristics is not a supernatural and otherworldly experience, though it’s still rare. Have you ever met your doppelgänger?
Skeet Ulrich And Johnny Depp
Natalie Portman And Keira Knightley
Timothée Chalamet And Natalia Dyer
Carrie Fisher And Stevie Nicks
Lili Reinhart And Brittany Murphy
Joey Bragg And Brendon Urie
Steve Carell And Alice Cooper
Joe Anderson And Kurt Cobain
Angus Cloud And Mac Miller