I believe that these two questions have the same answer.

Anime: main character equips a horned helmet to fight monsters/criminals, pulls out a sword from his arm

Anime: Dying alien robot merge his head with an human and gives him armor to keep fighting

In fact I've answered them both, but the first question doesn't have an accepted answer.

So should the second question be marked as a duplicate in this instance?

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    No, confirmation from the OP is needed. Confirmation doesn't need to be an accepted answer, could be a comment, an edit a comment elsewhere etc. but the OP needs to confirm the work is correct.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 12:09
  • If both of your answers are confirmed by the OP (either by acceptance or just a comment), then yes, we'll close them as dupes.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 15:52

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Nope. Per consensus on Closing Story-Ident questions as duplicates (where there's no acceptance):

questions should only be closed as duplicates where both answers are accepted, regardless of the similarity between them. (If the OP posts a "yes this is it" comment, that's as good as an acceptance.)

Simple, easy to administer.

In this case neither answer got accepted, may that be in comments or checkmark, so both stay open.

The only exception might be if an user re-posted their story-id question instead of editing it; in which case, if it's obvious the works looked for are the same (not based on answers but the combination of same OP+same question), then we can close as dupe, and merge after that.

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