Trope of the Week: Polar-Opposite Twins

Our Trope of the Week pass-along!

break the system

Whether these twins are good and evil, quiet and loud, book-smart and street-smart, they’re in some important way opposite to each other. Of course, these twins are almost always identical, as well.

Why this can be bad: While there are definitely twins who embody this idea, writers can sometimes go completely overboard with this to the point that the twins don’t even seem related. Another character might even comment on this because it’s so blatant. When you take this to too much of an extreme, your readers will find it hard to believe that these two ever even existed in the same universe.

How you can fix it: Nature versus nurture is a big debate, but psychological studies have found that genetics play a heavy role in personality. While any family can have a diverse array of personality, there is always some uniting factor. While we might not want to…

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