History Comicbook / TheCloneSaga

5th Dec '17 6:33:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The reasons for how complicated all the above ended up getting was in no small part part due to ExecutiveMeddling. While the writers originally had plans for where the StoryArc was supposed to play out, the editorial wing of Marvel repeatedly asked for the arc to be stretched out to encourage sales, so the writers gradually lost track of where they were actually going and ended up [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants Writing by the Seat of Their Pants]], introducing quite a few new characters and plot elements but with no clear idea of what to do with them. Fans and [[WriterRevolt writers]] united in an uproar, and an AuthorsSavingThrow was developed (there were a few built in there originally, but were never used as intended), revealing that Peter really was the original Spider-Man and the whole thing was orchestrated by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, '''also''' back from the dead. In the end, Ben Reilly died in a manner that [[TheUnreveal explicitly showed he was a clone]], the Green Goblin returns to being Spider-Man's archenemy, Kaine and the Clone Gwen [[LongBusTrip disappear again]], and Aunt May and Dr. Octopus '''''also''''' come back from the dead because [--mumble mumble--] Oh, and Mary Jane miscarries (or does she? Read ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' for more details).

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The reasons for how complicated all the above ended up getting was in no small part part due to ExecutiveMeddling. While the writers originally had plans for where the StoryArc was supposed to play out, the editorial wing of Marvel noticed an uptick in sales during the arc and so repeatedly asked for the arc it to be stretched out to encourage even more sales, so the writers gradually lost track of where they were actually going and ended up [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants Writing by the Seat of Their Pants]], introducing quite a few new characters and plot elements but with no clear idea of what to do with them. Fans and [[WriterRevolt writers]] united in an uproar, and an AuthorsSavingThrow was developed (there were a few built in there originally, but were never used as intended), revealing that Peter really was the original Spider-Man and the whole thing was orchestrated by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, '''also''' back from the dead. In the end, Ben Reilly died in a manner that [[TheUnreveal explicitly showed he was a clone]], the Green Goblin returns to being Spider-Man's archenemy, Kaine and the Clone Gwen [[LongBusTrip disappear again]], and Aunt May and Dr. Octopus '''''also''''' come back from the dead because [--mumble mumble--] Oh, and Mary Jane miscarries (or does she? Read ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' for more details).
5th Dec '17 6:32:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Fans and [[WriterRevolt writers]] united in an uproar, and an AuthorsSavingThrow was developed (there were a few built in there originally, but were never used as intended), revealing that Peter really was the original Spider-Man and the whole thing was orchestrated by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, '''also''' back from the dead. In the end, Ben Reilly died in a manner that [[TheUnreveal explicitly showed he was a clone]], the Green Goblin returns to being Spider-Man's archenemy, Kaine and the Clone Gwen [[LongBusTrip disappear again]], and Aunt May and Dr. Octopus '''''also''''' come back from the dead because [--mumble mumble--] Oh, and Mary Jane miscarries (or does she? Read ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' for more details).

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The reasons for how complicated all the above ended up getting was in no small part part due to ExecutiveMeddling. While the writers originally had plans for where the StoryArc was supposed to play out, the editorial wing of Marvel repeatedly asked for the arc to be stretched out to encourage sales, so the writers gradually lost track of where they were actually going and ended up [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants Writing by the Seat of Their Pants]], introducing quite a few new characters and plot elements but with no clear idea of what to do with them. Fans and [[WriterRevolt writers]] united in an uproar, and an AuthorsSavingThrow was developed (there were a few built in there originally, but were never used as intended), revealing that Peter really was the original Spider-Man and the whole thing was orchestrated by ComicBook/NormanOsborn, '''also''' back from the dead. In the end, Ben Reilly died in a manner that [[TheUnreveal explicitly showed he was a clone]], the Green Goblin returns to being Spider-Man's archenemy, Kaine and the Clone Gwen [[LongBusTrip disappear again]], and Aunt May and Dr. Octopus '''''also''''' come back from the dead because [--mumble mumble--] Oh, and Mary Jane miscarries (or does she? Read ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' for more details).
8th Jan '17 3:28:07 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateContinuity: [[CaptainObvious It's set in the]] [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]].

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* AlternateContinuity: [[CaptainObvious It's set in the]] [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]].
17th Dec '16 6:42:21 AM rafi
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[[folder:Spider-Man: TheAnimatedSeries]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The alternate Spider-Man was already steaming mad about the clone fiasco, but when proof that he might be the clone and not the Scarlet Spider emerged, he was driven over the edge and prepared to kill his counterpart.
* OmnicidalManiac: The end result of binding a murderous Spider-Man with the deranged Carnage symbiote.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Since Peter never got with Gwen Stacy in this continuity, it's Mary Jane who gets cloned.
** Almost all of the clones and other characters are also written out as well, except for Ben Reilly who showed up for the interdimensional crossover.
* TakeThat: "This is starting to sound like a bad comic book plot."
[[/folder]]
17th Dec '16 6:41:07 AM rafi
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* HeelRelization: In the end, the Jackal has an epiphany and stops the bomb himself at the cost of his own life. Additionally, one of the Spider-Men is killed in the blast.

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* HeelRelization: HeelRealization: In the end, the Jackal has an epiphany and stops the bomb himself at the cost of his own life. Additionally, one of the Spider-Men is killed in the blast.
26th Nov '16 11:19:09 PM SpideyTerry
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* TakeThat: "This is starting to sound like a bad comic book plot."
6th Nov '16 4:14:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheWorfEffect: Doctor Octopus got killed by Kaine to enforce the idea of Kaine being a BadAss. [[DeathIsCheap Death in comics being what it is]], Doctor Octopus recovers.

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* TheWorfEffect: Doctor Octopus got killed by Kaine to enforce the idea of Kaine being a BadAss.badass. [[DeathIsCheap Death in comics being what it is]], Doctor Octopus recovers.
9th Oct '16 2:58:46 PM JamesAustin
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloneage_3102.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic I think I'm a clone now\\
There's always two of me\\
just a-hangin' around]]'']]



[[quoteright:260:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloneage_3101.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:260:''[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic I think I'm a clone now\\
There's always two of me\\
just a-hangin' around]]'']]
13th Aug '16 5:44:02 PM CaptainMar-Vell92
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* DownerEnding: Ben dies, Peter and Mary Jane lose their baby, Osborn/Goblin is still at large and Peter decides to quit being Spider-Man (for the moment).
9th Aug '16 1:34:45 PM Ripburger
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[[AllForNothing In the end, for the most part nothing was changed.]]

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[[AllForNothing [[ResetButton In the end, for the most part nothing was changed.]]
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