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14th May '17 12:26:56 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created: two of these are Seth (who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight) and Ed (who becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog).

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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created: two of these are Seth (who (the BigBad from ''IV'', who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight) and Ed (who (a boy seen in Balrog's ''IV'' ending, who goes through RapidAging and becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog). a DLC character in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'').
14th May '17 12:24:58 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created, one in particular named Seth, who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight.

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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created, one in particular named Seth, who created: two of these are Seth (who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight.fight) and Ed (who becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog).
9th May '17 3:51:19 PM Katsuhagi
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.
naturally. Sometimes they've specifically [[RaisedAsAHost raised an individual from childhood for this]], in which case they may overlap with FamilialBodySnatcher.
14th Apr '17 9:42:57 AM zarpaulus
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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI is unique and while they can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up Minionbot briefly converted to Zen in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.

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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI neural net is unique and while they their memories can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up when Minionbot briefly converted to Zen Buddhism in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Jix}}'' androids can backup to a spare body if they have one, or do a rapid upload into any nearby hardware with sufficient storage, such as another android.


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** In one episode the Robot Devil is destroyed and temporarily becomes a digital ghost, before opening his closet and possessing one of his several spare bodies.
14th Mar '17 5:20:09 AM Doug86
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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".

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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".
15th Feb '17 2:58:00 PM CountDorku
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* Cubes in ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' back up memory for recovery if the host dies. The Combined Army even has a gun, the sepsitor, that implants viruses into the cube to take control of the host.
25th Dec '16 4:56:02 AM Eddy1215
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality.eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.
19th Nov '16 1:07:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the Reapers destroy Pandora's New-U system, forcing the Vault Hunters to be extremely careful as they attempt to hijack a Hyperion starship. [[{{Badass}} They survive anyway.]] The system remains out of commission in [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]] as well, in which several characters [[DiscussedTrope comment on]] missing the tech.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the Reapers destroy Pandora's New-U system, forcing the Vault Hunters to be extremely careful as they attempt to hijack a Hyperion starship. [[{{Badass}} They survive anyway.]] anyway. The system remains out of commission in [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins the sequel]] as well, in which several characters [[DiscussedTrope comment on]] missing the tech.
9th Sep '16 12:40:22 AM PaulA
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* In the Creator/OrsonScottCard short story "Fat Farm", the protagonist, a glutton, has his mind moved to new, svelte cloned bodies on a regular basis. The KarmicTwistEnding is that the "cast-off bodies," who expect to be coddled, are instead pressed into slave labor. The 'original' is their boss.

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* In the Creator/OrsonScottCard short story "Fat Farm", Farm" (collected in ''Literature/MapsInAMirror''), the protagonist, a glutton, has his mind moved to new, svelte cloned bodies on a regular basis. The KarmicTwistEnding is that the "cast-off bodies," who expect to be coddled, are instead pressed into slave labor. The 'original' is their boss.boss, who treats them harshly because he hates them as tangible evidence that the version of him now living his life keeps on making the same bad decisions.
13th Aug '16 7:23:51 PM FactoidCow
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a clone of the character, although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, prepared just for that eventuality. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character, character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.



See also BrainUploading, BornAsAnAdult, JustifiedExtraLives, OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow, and HeartDrive.

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See also BrainUploading, BornAsAnAdult, CloningGambit, JustifiedExtraLives, OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow, and HeartDrive.
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