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20th Dec '16 5:12:36 PM Gorank
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* The Double Cherry powerup in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' can cause this. The clones dissapear on getting hit, and once they're all gone the last one remaining is treated as the "original" Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad. Also, the moment any clone touches the end of level flagpole, all the others dissappear. Was that the real Mario, orů?

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* The Double Cherry powerup in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' can cause this. The clones dissapear disappear on getting hit, and once they're all gone the last one remaining is treated as the "original" Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad. Also, the moment any clone touches the end of level flagpole, all the others dissappear.disappear. Was that the real Mario, orů?
20th Dec '16 5:11:48 PM Gorank
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', we learn in Chapter 115 that this is part of [[spoiler: {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Twice's backstory, and the reason why he acts so strange. He's mentally broken. The worst part is that it was ''entirely self-inflicted'' through abusing his copying Quirk to make multiple copies of himself to be able to laze around and not do work; there was no outside bad guy that caused this. And now he's not sure that he's the original, and suffers from having a split personality.]]

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', we learn in Chapter 115 that this is part of [[spoiler: {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[spoiler:{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Twice's backstory, and the reason why he acts so strange. He's mentally broken. The worst part is that it was ''entirely self-inflicted'' through abusing his copying Quirk to make multiple copies of himself to be able to laze around and not do work; there was no outside bad guy that caused this. And now he's not sure that he's the original, and suffers from having a split personality.]]



* In ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' [[spoiler:when the "good" Nancy fights the "evil" Nancy it's nearly impossible to keep track of which is which during the fight. This creates an extra layer of drama when the surviving Nancy shows up and pretends to shoot the heroine so she can get close enough to the BigBad to kill him. To make the ending more complicated, the one who wins the fight elects to join the villain in death afterwards, leaving Yomiko a note that she didn't kill the other one after all.]] If you pay really close attention, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance they have different dominant hands.]], something Yomiko picks up on in one scene since she figures out which Nancy to stand next to when they're facing off]]

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* In ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' [[spoiler:when the "good" Nancy fights the "evil" Nancy it's nearly impossible to keep track of which is which during the fight. This creates an extra layer of drama when the surviving Nancy shows up and pretends to shoot the heroine so she can get close enough to the BigBad to kill him. To make the ending more complicated, the one who wins the fight elects to join the villain in death afterwards, leaving Yomiko a note that she didn't kill the other one after all.]] If you pay really close attention, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance they have different dominant hands.]], something Yomiko picks up on in one scene since she figures out which Nancy to stand next to when they're facing off]] off.]]



** It's also unclear which Rimmer is the Rimmer we see in series X (the one from Series I-VII who [[spoiler: became Ace Rimmer]] or the one from Series VIII who [[spoiler: may or may not have died during the series cliffhanger]]) as Series X presents evidence for both scenarios[[note]] Series X!Rimmer talks about remembering being killed by the radiation leak, which only happened to the first Rimmer, but also mentions dealing with the chameleonic microbes, which happened with the second Rimmer.[[/note]]

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** It's also unclear which Rimmer is the Rimmer we see in series X (the one from Series I-VII who [[spoiler: became Ace Rimmer]] or the one from Series VIII who [[spoiler: may or may not have died during the series cliffhanger]]) as Series X presents evidence for both scenarios[[note]] Series scenarios.[[note]]Series X!Rimmer talks about remembering being killed by the radiation leak, which only happened to the first Rimmer, but also mentions dealing with the chameleonic microbes, which happened with the second Rimmer.[[/note]]
14th Dec '16 10:36:34 AM Jake
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14th Dec '16 10:28:18 AM Jake
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* One of the BBC radio adaptations of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' had a TeleporterAccident near the end that created two copies of Avon, one of whom ended up pulling a HeroicSacrifice at the climax. The last two lines of dialogue are this exchange:
--> '''Vila''': "Hey, which one are you, anyway?"
--> '''Avon''': "Does it really matter?"
19th Nov '16 3:01:25 AM SilentStranger
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' had Larry make a double of himself, with each double making another until there were hordes of them. Otto and Tuddrussel decided to shove all but one who claims to be the original into space. Despite the final Larry booted out being especially insistent he's the original and the one left behind giving an evil laugh, status quo is restored when he's shunted back to a subservient role.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' ''TimeSquad'' had Larry make a double of himself, with each double making another until there were hordes of them. Otto and Tuddrussel decided to shove all but one who claims to be the original into space. Despite the final Larry booted out being especially insistent he's the original and the one left behind giving an evil laugh, status quo is restored when he's shunted back to a subservient role.



* One Halloween short on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' involving a magical hammock that made multiple Homer Simpson clones ends with all the Homer clones being sent plummeting down a cliff. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that ''the real Homer'' was amongst the clones who fell to their doom. However, Marge doesn't seem to mind, making love in bed with the clone Homer that survived in the real Homer's stead. The fact that the song "Love the one You're With" by Stephen Stills is playing in the background also helps.]]

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* One Halloween short on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' involving a magical hammock that made multiple Homer Simpson clones ends with all the Homer clones being sent plummeting down lured off a cliff. cliff to their doom using giant donuts pulled by helicopters. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that ''the real Homer'' was amongst the clones who fell to their doom. However, doom (according to the surviving clone he was the first one over the cliff). Marge doesn't seem to mind, making love in bed with is understandably distraught at first but is mollified when the clone Homer that survived in the real Homer's stead.offers her a backrub. The fact that the song "Love the one You're With" by Stephen Stills is playing in the background also helps.]]
10th Nov '16 12:31:47 PM DiscoVader
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', we learn in Chapter 115 that this is part of [[spoiler: {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Twice's backstory, and the reason why he acts so strange. He's mentally broken. The worst part is that it was ''entirely self-inflicted'' through abusing his copying Quirk to make multiple copies of himself to be able to laze around and not do work; there was no outside bad guy that caused this. And now he's not sure that he's the original, and suffers from having a split personality.]]
31st Oct '16 9:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare SchrodingersButterfly, where whether the heroes escaped the LotusEaterMachine is left in doubt. ShellGame is a prerequisite.

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SubTrope of AmbiguousEnding. Compare SchrodingersButterfly, where whether the heroes escaped the LotusEaterMachine is left in doubt. ShellGame is a prerequisite.
14th Oct '16 10:06:48 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''AnotherEarth'' ends with TheReveal of Rhoda coming home and seeing another Rhoda. Which Rhoda is which, who visited who, what their differences are is never revealed as the movie ends.

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* ''AnotherEarth'' ''Film/AnotherEarth'' ends with TheReveal of Rhoda coming home and seeing another Rhoda. Which Rhoda is which, who visited who, what their differences are is never revealed as the movie ends.
14th Oct '16 10:06:17 AM FuzzyBoots
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14th Oct '16 10:05:48 AM FuzzyBoots
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*''AnotherEarth'' ends with TheReveal of Rhoda coming home and seeing another Rhoda. Which Rhoda is which, who visited who, what their differences are is never revealed as the movie ends.
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