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I have a nether portal from the roof of the nether linking to the overworld. There is also another portal (more than 8 blocks apart) close to this portal which takes me to a nether fortress.

The problem I am having is that whenever I enter the portal that is supposed to take me back to the roof of the nether, it instead teleports me back to the nether fortress.

I have paired both portals to their exact coordinates, and made sure that they are even facing the same direction.

Is there a reason that this is happening?

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    "I have paired both portals to their exact coordinates" - "(more than 8 blocks apart)" - if one of them leads to Nether roof, and another to the fortress, they would be much, much more than 8 blocks apart. Post the actual coordinates. The most likely reason I can guess at this point is you didn't pair the y coordinate at all.
    – SF.
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 13:57

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As long as another portal is within 128 blocks of another one, it can still be linked. See this wiki article. Try creating another portal at least 128 blocks away from the previous one.

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  • It's this simple if you have a single pair of portals. If you have 4 portals, combining them into 2 reliable, consistent pairs is slightly more complex.
    – SF.
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 15:03

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