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Another themed cryptic clues puzzle. This time the theme is simply "characters". The solutions will be characters, but they can be from anything, including but not limited to books, movies, TV shows, songs, operas, comic books etc.

Heard beam in space (3)

Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Two cans from Belgium (6)

He escapes quickly down the street? (10)

In racecar, mentor is stabbed (6)

Hint:

The answer to clue number two comes from a famous piece of literature.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there an issue with the answer below at this point? Maybe it didn't get the check because no explanations? $\endgroup$ – SendersReagent May 16 '16 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ @SendersReagent I upvoted because of the four correct answers. Number two is still incorrect. Will add a hint. $\endgroup$ – Richard Roe May 17 '16 at 14:46
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Not sure about all of them but here are my guesses

Heard beam in space (3)

Rey

Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Carton (a great answer given by Chris Cudmore)

Two cans from Belgium (6)

Tintin

He escapes quickly down the street? (10)

Roadrunner

In racecar, mentor is stabbed (6)

Carmen

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  • $\begingroup$ they're all correct except the second. I'd be interested to know how you got to it though. Tonight or tomorrow, I will add a hint, if it's not solved by then. $\endgroup$ – Richard Roe Mar 29 '16 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ Number 2 could be: Zveebe, na rarzl bs Ongtvey $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Mar 29 '16 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not getting the "is stabbed" part of the last one. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore May 17 '16 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ In Act 4 of the opera Carmen is stabbed by José. $\endgroup$ – hexomino May 17 '16 at 15:24
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Container for selfless lookalike (6)

Carton - It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done

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  • $\begingroup$ @hexonimo Feel free to edit into your answer for completeness $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore May 17 '16 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Well done. I'm not sure if I would ever have gotten it. +1 $\endgroup$ – hexomino May 17 '16 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the Googles helped a lot. But I started looking a Prince and The Pauper, Tale of Two Cities and other doppelganger works of fiction. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore May 17 '16 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Nice one! I have to accept the main answer, but +1 $\endgroup$ – Richard Roe May 18 '16 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ @RichardRoe I would not expect otherwise. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore May 18 '16 at 13:36

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