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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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26th Apr '17 3:57:22 PM jtierney50
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* Used and then inverted in the Season 7 finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. Archer and his robot double [[spoiler:head off to confront Veronica Dean, and one is shot and left to drown in her pool - but due to the fact that Archer and Robot!Archer were wearing identical clothing, and only one Archer is in the scene, it's unclear which it is. When the police and ISIS shows up to the scene, the "real" Archer appears, claiming that the Archer in the pool is merely his robot double. However, when he tries to propose to Lana, he (Robot!Archer) malfunctions due to his programming not being able to understand love, and it's revealed that the Archer in the pool is, in fact, the real Archer]].
13th Apr '17 3:20:34 PM Discar
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* In ''Anime/PsychoPass'', [[spoiler:Chief Kasei]] had an array of cyborg body doubles as it was first revealed at the end of episode 16. Whenever it gets damaged or destroyed, there would always be another one. But the brain residing that body does not. In [[Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie the movie]], [[spoiler:it turns out that the SEAUn chairman is a body double because the real one was assassinated by mercenaries hired by the Sibyl system themselves]].

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* In ''Anime/PsychoPass'', [[spoiler:Chief Kasei]] had an array of cyborg body doubles as it was first revealed at the end of episode 16. Whenever it gets damaged or destroyed, there would always be another one. But the brain residing that body does not. In [[Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie the movie]], [[spoiler:it turns out that the SEAUn [=SEAUn=] chairman is a body double because the real one was assassinated by mercenaries hired by the Sibyl system themselves]].themselves]].
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Perverts have the ability to control wind and steam in order to make themselves sexier by giving tantalizing glimpses of their naked bodies. The most powerful, like the Charismatic Pervert, can create life-like doubles out of steam, which Shiho only discovers after she seemingly defeats her mother in a pervert contest. [[OnlySaneMan Asahi is the only one who finds any of this odd]].
-->'''Asahi:''' What even ''are'' perverts, anyway?
6th Apr '17 8:40:05 AM ritzoreo
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** Absurdly enough, the following story arc to the ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'', also overseen by Johns, featured a Luthor robot who did Lex's dirty work for about half of the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' saga.
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