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21st Aug '17 6:40:24 AM whizzerd
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17th Aug '17 7:23:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem:''
** In the first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' BigBad Gharnef creates two clones of himself during his chapter. Stat-wise, the clones look identical to the real Gharnef, and the game ''acts'' as though they're immune to non-starlight damage, but they really aren't. The real one could be any of the three (it's random, and changes every time), but you'll know a clone when you kill it because they don't have death quotes. They also all appear to be carrying the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Falchion]], but two of them are fakes... which, interestingly enough, also follow this trope: their stats show up the same as the real one, but when dropped they turn out to be just an ordinary Steel Sword.
** In ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery]]'', the Roro you fight as the boss of Chapter 6x turns out to be just a clone. You won't fight the ''real'' Roro until 12x... where he's accompanied by [[UpToEleven an entire army of Roros]]. There are three 'boss' Roros with slightly higher stats, and a whole bunch of {{Mook}} Roros. The {{Mooks}} spawn constantly until you kill the real one, which could be any of the three 'boss' versions. (like Gharnef, it's random) This trope is also discussed in-story, it's implied Roro has taken this to such extremes even ''he'' doesn't know which of his clones is the real one anymore.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' also uses this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Dozer, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If you somehow ''do'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if you beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem:''
''Franchise/FireEmblem:''
** In the first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' BigBad Gharnef creates two clones of himself during his chapter. Stat-wise, the clones look identical to the real Gharnef, and the game ''acts'' as though they're immune to non-starlight damage, but they really aren't. The real one could be any of the three (it's random, and changes every time), but you'll the player will know a clone when you they kill it because they don't have death quotes. They also all appear to be carrying the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Falchion]], but two of them are fakes... which, interestingly enough, also follow this trope: their stats show up the same as the real one, but when dropped they turn out to be just an ordinary Steel Sword.
** In ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery]]'', the Roro you fight [[MeaningfulName Legion]] fought as the boss of Chapter 6x turns out to be just a clone. You Marth and Co. won't fight the ''real'' Roro Legion until 12x... where he's accompanied by [[UpToEleven an entire army of Roros]]. Legions]]. There are three 'boss' Roros with slightly higher stats, and a whole bunch of {{Mook}} Roros. Legions. The {{Mooks}} spawn constantly until you kill the real one, one does, which could be any of the three 'boss' versions. (like Gharnef, it's random) This trope is also discussed in-story, it's implied Roro Legion has taken this to such extremes even ''he'' doesn't know which of his clones is the real one anymore.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' also uses this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Dozer, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If you somehow ''do'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if you beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', also use this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Desaix, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If the cast someahow ''does'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo Slayder reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if the player beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.
11th Aug '17 11:59:45 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': In "O.S.I. Love You" it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Sovereign is not really David Bowie, but rather a shapeshifter acquaintance of his]].

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In "O.S.I. Love You" it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Sovereign is not really David Bowie, but rather a shapeshifter acquaintance of his]].his]].
** In "Past Tense", several characters are abducted from the funeral of a friend from college. The friend reveals that he faked his death just so he could nab them all at once and take revenge for past slights. After they get free and attack him, they discover that it was a robot double. The trope is subverted by the twist ending when it turns out that the original had actually died before the plot kicked off.
--->'''Dr. Venture:''' So, what, he programmed his robots to hate us too? ... Well, that makes about as much sense as anything else today.
9th Jul '17 5:39:16 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Jamie Madrox from ComicBook/XFactor is a mutant whose power lets him [[MesACrowd make duplicates of himself]]; he was believed to be a casualty of the Legacy Virus plague, but it was discovered later that the victim was one of his duplicates. (Still later, he claims he keeps a few of them active at all times for just such an emergency.)
10th Jun '17 7:44:37 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'': The ''Bad Blood'' DLC pack reveals that the Music/{{deadmau5}}-[[{{Expy}} style]] DJ/hacker Defalt that Aiden chased down and potentially killed in the main story was really a double, hired by the real Defalt while he worked behind the scenes.
10th Jun '17 7:36:48 PM Odacon_Spy
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' you kill [[BigBad Pagan Min]], only to almost immediately be chastised over the radio by the man himself for killing his body double Eric.

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* At one point in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' you kill [[BigBad Pagan Min]], only to almost immediately be chastised over the radio by the man himself for killing his body double BodyDouble Eric.
21st May '17 3:06:50 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the Marvel crossover ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', but instead of robots, it's with Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens. It begins with a character who is revealed to be a Skrull, who managed to stay undetected, and the whole story is about the paranoia of who ''else'' may be an undetectable Skrull. And then it got to the controversial ComicBook/CivilWar: the New Avengers were so damn sure that [[Comicbook/IronMan Stark]] only did the things he did because he was secretly a Skrull, and Stark suspected that ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's resistance to the Registration Act may had been because he was a Skrull... but no. ''Secret Invasion'' was not used as a ResetButton of anything, and did not organize or start any of the recent disasters. Stark and Rogers in ''Civil War'' were both themselves, Hulk in ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' was himself (and the creature that destroyed ''PlanetHulk'' to make him go in a rampage of revenge, too), ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} was himself when he stole the Terrigen crystals and started a war between ComicBook/TheInhumans and the human race, the ComicBook/ScarletWitch was herself in ''Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled'' (and TheWasp, who reminded her of her lost sons, too), and also in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' (and Quicksilver, who made her change reality, too), and so on. The Skrulls were simply in the background, trying to take advantage of the things happening, but not causing them.

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* Played with in the Marvel crossover ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', but instead of robots, it's with Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens. It begins with a character who is revealed to be a Skrull, who managed to stay undetected, and the whole story is about the paranoia of who ''else'' may be an undetectable Skrull. And then it got to the controversial ComicBook/CivilWar: the New Avengers were so damn sure that [[Comicbook/IronMan Stark]] only did the things he did because he was secretly a Skrull, and Stark suspected that ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's resistance to the Registration Act may had been because he was a Skrull... but no. ''Secret Invasion'' was not used as a ResetButton of anything, and did not organize or start any of the recent disasters. Stark and Rogers in ''Civil War'' were both themselves, Hulk in ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' was himself (and the creature that destroyed ''PlanetHulk'' to make him go in a rampage of revenge, too), ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} was himself when he stole the Terrigen crystals and started a war between ComicBook/TheInhumans and the human race, the ComicBook/ScarletWitch was herself in ''Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled'' (and TheWasp, ComicBook/TheWasp, who reminded her of her lost sons, too), and also in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' (and Quicksilver, who made her change reality, too), and so on. The Skrulls were simply in the background, trying to take advantage of the things happening, but not causing them.
11th May '17 11:35:11 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': When they think they caught Mirake Tekasko, the BigBad of "Robots Bestiajos", it's revealed to be yet another of his robots with a rather...creative and unorthodox self-destruct mechanism.
4th May '17 7:35:19 PM SSJMagus
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** In the final battle, [[spoiler:Aizen even does this ''to Yhwach'', using himself as a "Doombot" for Ichigo to make Yhwach think he'd already won, since as an immortal he had nothing to fear from Yhwach's attacks but lacked the firepower to deliver a killing blow himself.]]



** There was a partial example later: When [[spoiler:Kisame fought Killer Bee]], the real him was there for most of the fight but was switched with a much weaker duplicate by the end. Granted, there's a very good chance that [[spoiler:Killer Bee and the Raikage]] ''really could'' have beaten the real him together.

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** There was a partial example later: When [[spoiler:Kisame fought Killer Bee]], the real him was there for most of the fight but was switched with a much weaker duplicate by the end. Granted, there's a very good chance that [[spoiler:Killer Bee and the Raikage]] ''really could'' have beaten the real him together. The switch was made to save his life, not to fake his death.



** The name comes from Doombots which are used by writers in the Marvel Universe to explain how Doctor Doom rarely ever actually "loses" battles. This has been pulled so often, there's [[EpilepticTrees a fan theories]] that ''the real Doctor Doom has never appeared in a comic'', that ''there is no "real" Doctor Doom'', and that Doctor Doom does exist, but not in a true physical form. He might be an electromatic source of dark energy that makes the Doombots that he takes possession of until they get destroyed. Of course, that would mean he actually does lose all those battles, as well as making it not this trope but FightingAShadow. The laftter an theory was explored in ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'', deconstructing it in the process and does it with such a BadassBoast, too.

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** The name comes from Doombots which are used by writers in the Marvel Universe to explain how Doctor Doom rarely ever actually "loses" battles. This has been pulled so often, there's [[EpilepticTrees a fan theories]] that ''the real Doctor Doom has never appeared in a comic'', that ''there is no "real" Doctor Doom'', and that Doctor Doom does exist, but not in a true physical form. He might be an electromatic source of dark energy that makes the Doombots that he takes possession of until they get destroyed. Of course, that would mean he actually does lose all those battles, as well as making it not this trope but FightingAShadow. The laftter latter an theory was explored in ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'', deconstructing it in the process and does it with such a BadassBoast, too.
26th Apr '17 3:58:05 PM jtierney50
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