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

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.

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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"

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.

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

1.Love Quinn from You and Wanda Maximoff from WandaVision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9.Rachel Berry from Glee and Annie Edison from Community

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

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

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10.Joe Goldberg from You and Dexter Morgan from Dexter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One sentence description: The below-average cis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One sentence description: The

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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23.Quinn Fabray from Glee and Shelby from The Wilds

One sentence description: The pretty, blonde girl who

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

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

One sentence description: The

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

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