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A Doppelgänger, also called a Shadowself or also spelled doppelgaenger
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or fetch, can be the ghost of a living person or any other sort of physical double that look very similar to the ghosts of the deceased. The idea of a doppelganger is sometimes similar to that of an "evil twin."

Description/MorphologyEdit

In folklore, the doppelganger is said to have no shadow or reflection, much like vampires in some traditions. Doppelgangers are often malicious or a ba
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Alessa Gillespie & Sharon Da Silva

d omen, and they can haunt their earthly counterparts. They may also give bad advice or put thoughts in their victim's heads. Seeing one's own doppelganger or the doppelganger of a friend or relative is considered very bad luck, often heralding death or serious illness of the doppelganger's original. In Norse mythology, a vardøgr is a ghostly double who precedes a living person and is seen performing their actions in advan
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The Petrova Doppelgangers Katherine Pierce and Elena Gilbert

ce.

The idea of doppelgängers is also seen in fiction involving time travel and parallel universes. In this case, the doppelgänger really "is" the doubled person, but from a different timeline or different version of the universe.

Powers/FeaturesEdit

In folklore, the doppelganger is said to have no shadow or reflection, much like vampires in some traditions. Doppelgangers are often malicious or a bad omen, and they can haunt their earthly counterparts. They may also give bad advice or put thoughts in their victim's heads. Seeing one's own doppelganger or the doppelganger of a friend or relative is considered very bad luck, often heralding death or serious illness of the doppelganger's original. In Norse mythology, a vardøgr is a ghostly double who precedes a living person and is seen performing their actions in advance.

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