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Variants: doppelganker, to doppelgänk

1: (n) a ghostly counterpart of something else, particularly someone else's work, appearing publicly in close temporal proximity after the original has been debuted
2: (n) a person responsible for the above
3: (v) to rip off in a thinly-veiled manner
The Matrix (1999) vs Dark City (1998) is an example of doppelganking, The Matrix being the doppelganker of Dark City.

But really, I'm sure they all just came up with the idea at the same time. Totally.
by filmme-fatale March 25, 2010
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