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13th May '17 6:03:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' / ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/101250/the-koprulu-sector The Koprulu Sector]]'' the Dominion uses cloning to fuel their rapid population growth. Most are not intended directly for the military, as it's easier to resocialize criminals, but the side story [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/122953/born-of-sin Born of Sin]] reveals that [[spoiler: Scootaloo's DNA was used to breed an experimental army.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' / ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/101250/the-koprulu-sector The Koprulu Sector]]'' the Dominion uses cloning to fuel their rapid population growth. Most are not intended directly for the military, as it's easier to resocialize criminals, but the side story [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/122953/born-of-sin Born of Sin]] reveals that [[spoiler: Scootaloo's DNA was used to breed an experimental army.]]



* ''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]].

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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}} [[VideoGame/StarCraft Terrans and Zerg]].
6th May '17 9:53:04 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels reveals that after the war ended the remaining clones were "decommissioned", although this seems to be functionally the same as being mustered out. It also makes a point of directly comparing them to stormtroopers; the stormtroopers are nowhere near the skill level or training, their weapons aren't as good, vision in their helmets is so bad it interferes with their aim, and their armor is of such a lower quality that it's little more than a uniform.
28th Apr '17 2:30:52 PM Kereea1
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', for obvious reasons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', for obvious reasons. However this actually goes into the ethics of the trope, which go less addressed in the films. The clones' wages are constantly delayed (making them effectively slaves), the fact that they were artificially aged and are still aging faster is giving them issues that are going unfixed (and stay unfixed after Order 66), Jango Fett's death means no more fresh genetic material and thus more and more clones are defective, clones are treated as defective simply for not wanting to fight in the war, most people outside the Jedi and a handful of senators treat them as utterly expendable despite their sentience, and the Order 66 arc reveals that there are chips in their heads--designed to give out a variety of Orders with 66 being the one that gets selected in the end--that can malfunction and impair their thinking at any time OR just force them to obey.
8th Apr '17 10:47:49 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'': Glemmy Toto has the beginnings of one with his corps of clones of Elpeo Ple, a powerful Newtype girl. Only about 13 of them are actually created before most of them die in the final battle.
18th Jan '17 6:31:56 PM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[IncrediblyLamePun Genetically modified Kiwis]] are Kamino's chief export.]]
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,
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