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11th Dec '16 9:40:11 AM HumanTorch2
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* In the "Clone series" (''The Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', '' The Clone Alliance'', ''The Clone Elite'', ''The Clone Betrayal'', and so on) all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that. In an interesting take on this concept, each individual clone knows that his fellow men are clones, but believes that he is a normal human. The inherent FridgeLogic in this scenario is given a rather inventive HandWave too.

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* In the Steven L. Kent's "Clone series" (''The Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', '' The Clone Alliance'', ''The Clone Elite'', ''The Clone Betrayal'', and so on) all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that. In an interesting take on this concept, each individual clone knows that his fellow men are clones, but believes that he is a normal human. The inherent FridgeLogic in this scenario is given a rather inventive HandWave too.
11th Dec '16 9:29:36 AM HumanTorch2
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* In the "Clone series" (''The Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', '' The Clone Alliance'', ''The Clone Elite'', and ''The Clone Betrayal'') all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that. In an interesting take on this concept, each individual clone knows that his fellow men are clones, but believes that he is a normal human. The inherent FridgeLogic in this scenario is given a rather inventive HandWave too.

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* In the "Clone series" (''The Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', '' The Clone Alliance'', ''The Clone Elite'', and ''The Clone Betrayal'') Betrayal'', and so on) all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that. In an interesting take on this concept, each individual clone knows that his fellow men are clones, but believes that he is a normal human. The inherent FridgeLogic in this scenario is given a rather inventive HandWave too.
11th Dec '16 8:07:19 AM HumanTorch2
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** The page image features the Clone Troopers from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', who are all cloned from famed bounty hunter Jango Fett. They are genetically engineered for obedience and age at twice the normal rate. In fact, the first generation of stormtroopers were mostly veteran clone troopers.
** Discussed in ''[Film/TheForceAwakens''. After Finn has deserted and broken out a Resistance pilot, Kylo Ren is openly sceptical of the First Order's stormtroopers, most of whom are regular humans taken at birth and raised to be warriors. While Hux is arguing that his troops are the best, Ren argues that perhaps a clone army would be better, showing that the Clone Troopers still have quite the reputation sixty years on.

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** The **The page image features the Clone Troopers from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', who are all cloned from famed bounty hunter Jango Fett. They are genetically engineered for obedience and age at twice the normal rate. In fact, the first generation of stormtroopers were mostly veteran clone troopers.
** Discussed in ''[Film/TheForceAwakens''.''Film/TheForceAwakens''. After Finn has deserted and broken out a Resistance pilot, Kylo Ren is openly sceptical of the First Order's stormtroopers, most of whom are regular humans taken at birth and raised to be warriors. While Hux is arguing that his troops are the best, Ren argues that perhaps a clone army would be better, showing that the Clone Troopers still have quite the reputation sixty years on.
11th Dec '16 8:06:43 AM HumanTorch2
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The page image features the Clone Troopers from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', who are all cloned from famed bounty hunter Jango Fett. They are genetically engineered for obedience and age at twice the normal rate. In fact, the first generation of stormtroopers were mostly veteran clone troopers.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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page image features the Clone Troopers from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', who are all cloned from famed bounty hunter Jango Fett. They are genetically engineered for obedience and age at twice the normal rate. In fact, the first generation of stormtroopers were mostly veteran clone troopers.troopers.
** Discussed in ''[Film/TheForceAwakens''. After Finn has deserted and broken out a Resistance pilot, Kylo Ren is openly sceptical of the First Order's stormtroopers, most of whom are regular humans taken at birth and raised to be warriors. While Hux is arguing that his troops are the best, Ren argues that perhaps a clone army would be better, showing that the Clone Troopers still have quite the reputation sixty years on.



* Discussed in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens''. After Finn has deserted and broken out a Resistance pilot, Kylo Ren is openly sceptical of the First Order's stormtroopers, most of whom are regular humans taken at birth and raised to be warriors. While Hux is arguing that his troops are the best, Ren argues that perhaps a clone army would be better, showing that the Clone Troopers still have quite the reputation sixty years on.



* In the "Clone series" (''Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', ''Clone Alliance'', ''Clone Elite'', and ''Clone Betrayal'') all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that.

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* In the "Clone series" (''Clone (''The Clone Republic'', ''Rogue Clone'', ''Clone '' The Clone Alliance'', ''Clone ''The Clone Elite'', and ''Clone ''The Clone Betrayal'') all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that.that. In an interesting take on this concept, each individual clone knows that his fellow men are clones, but believes that he is a normal human. The inherent FridgeLogic in this scenario is given a rather inventive HandWave too.
8th Nov '16 11:08:44 AM skadooshbag
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A common source of soldiers in science fiction is cloning. This can make sense if you want to mass produce one exceptionally good soldier or don't want to spend much time creating an army of DesignerBabies from scratch. Typically they grow to adulthood at an accelerated rate as well.

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A common source of soldiers in science fiction is cloning. This can make sense if you want to mass produce one exceptionally good soldier or don't want to spend much time creating and raising an army of DesignerBabies from scratch. Typically they grow to adulthood at an accelerated rate as well.
well. Fridgelogic, however, may reveal that given how difficult assembling a single amoeba would be, mass chemical fabrication of multiceular human bodies would be the most counterproductive thing ever, and so choosing to do this rather than recruit them from amongst the populace where all that has already been done for them like normal is far superior.



* You can do this in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 5e [[GameBreaker by abusing the combination of the spells Simulacrum and Wish]]. Simulacrum is used to create a copy of the caster with half the HP and all of the spell slots (though with no ability to regain spells), and Wish can be used to duplicate the effects of any spell. To create the clone army, you cast Simulacrum, creating a clone of yourself with the ability to use Wish. The clone uses Wish to duplicate the effects of your spell, creating another clone who can ''also'' use Wish. That clone also duplicates the Simulacrum spell, resulting in yet another Wish-capable clone, and so on.

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* You can do this in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 5e [[GameBreaker by abusing the combination of the spells Simulacrum and Wish]]. Simulacrum is used to create a copy of the caster with half the HP and all of the spell slots (though with no ability to regain spells), and Wish can be used to duplicate the effects of any spell. To create the clone army, you cast Simulacrum, creating a clone of yourself with the ability to use Wish. The clone uses Wish to duplicate the effects of your spell, creating another clone who can ''also'' use Wish. That clone also duplicates the Simulacrum spell, resulting in yet another Wish-capable clone, and so on.[[note]]The older editions of D&D would put checks in place against game-breaking loopholes like this,
14th Oct '16 9:54:18 PM LordInsane
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* The history of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' had the Spawn Wars between several shield dwarven subkingdoms, so called because the warring factions made heavy use of legions spawned with the help of deepspawn, creatures capable of creating copies of creatures they eat. This ultimately turned out to be a terrible idea, as eventually the copied dwarves [[ClonesArePeopleToo got integrated with regular society one way or the other]] -- with the implied result that genetic variety amongst the shield dwarves crashed, contributing to their fertility issues in later eras.
1st Oct '16 5:11:08 PM Yib
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* All soldiers of [[spoiler:Germa 66]] from ''Manga/OnePiece'', are clones, grown in tubes and programmed for being loyal and never question orders. Surprisingly, none of the soldiers actually aware about their origins.
7th Sep '16 6:05:13 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Literature/OldMansWar'' the Colonial Defense Force's personnel are all clones, but they're intended as replacement bodies for their geriatric recruits rather than mass-produced soldiers. In the second book an alien race is mentioned as having had an army of genetically identical clones, then another species wiped them out with a tailored virus and then massacred their civilian population.
24th Jul '16 10:59:38 AM Tallens
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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Saren]] resorts to cloning to quickly build an army of fearless, perfectly obedient drones in numbers capable of matching the [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Terrans and Zerg]].
15th Jul '16 11:05:54 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* You can do this in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 5e [[GameBreaker by abusing the combination of the spells Simulacrum and Wish]]. Simulacrum is used to create a copy of the caster with half the HP and all of the spell slots (though with no ability to regain spells), and Wish can be used to duplicate the effects of any spell. To create the clone army, you cast Simulacrum, creating a clone of yourself with the ability to use Wish. The clone uses Wish to duplicate the effects of your spell, creating another clone who can ''also'' use Wish. That clone also duplicates the Simulacrum spell, resulting in yet another Wish-capable clone, and so on.
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