Trope Workshop:The Original Darrin

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The Original Darrin is where the original actor replaces the new actor in a single continuity. It usually happens in films, animation and video games. A notable example is where Robin Williams returned to voice the Genie in Aladdin and the King of Thieves after Dan Castellaneta replaced him for The Return of Jafar. Subtrope of The Other Darrin and Role Reprisal.

Examples of The Original Darrin include:


Professional Wrestling

  • Kevin Nash and Scott Hall played Diesel and Razor Ramon in royal rumbles, years after losing rights to play those roles to WWE when they left the company in 1996 and being replaced by Glenn Jacobs as Diesel and Rick Bognar as Razor Ramon, respectively. In-universe Diesel and Nash were acknowledged as the same person anyway.
  • Also in WWE, Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde returned as Sin Cara after being injured, and his replacement was retconned into being a pretender.

Video Games

Western Animation

Other Media