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1st Jun '16 9:22:02 PM Dravencour
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Since this [[DeathOfPersonality basically]] involves killing the person the clone's "made" from, this trope tends to be the preserve of villains. Indeed since cloning's become possible in RealLife, (and no longer automatically brings to mind a MadScientist), this is a good way for a writer to keep the act of cloning someone as ethically questionable. A villain who makes a habit of it might also be TheVirus (especially if the clones are able to transform people as well).

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Since this [[DeathOfPersonality basically]] involves killing the person the clone's "made" from, this trope tends to be the preserve province of villains. Indeed since cloning's become possible in RealLife, (and no longer automatically brings to mind a MadScientist), this is a good way for a writer to keep the act of cloning someone as ethically questionable. A villain who makes a habit of it might also be TheVirus (especially if the clones are able to transform people as well).
22nd Apr '16 10:01:25 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', this is MonsterOfTheWeek Reflekta's primary ability.
14th Apr '16 4:56:31 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the card Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon can take control of enemy monsters and change their names, appearance, and stats to mirror it.
12th Feb '16 4:36:45 PM bwburke94
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* Similarly to the Matrix example, The Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this to [[spoiler: almost the entire human race]].
** In the BigFinish audio play ''Mission of the Viyrans'', Peri becomes the vector for a pathogen that painfully converts the entire populace of a planet, Doctor included, into clones of her.

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* Similarly to the Matrix ''Matrix'' example, The Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this to [[spoiler: almost [[spoiler:almost the entire human race]].
race]] in "The End of Time".
** In the BigFinish ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio play ''Mission of the Viyrans'', Peri becomes the vector for a pathogen that painfully converts the entire populace of a planet, Doctor included, into clones of her.
31st Jan '16 6:52:50 PM Paranoia
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', [[spoiler:Cloud Strife]] turns out to be this kind of clone of Sephiroth (along with countless others who were implanted with Jenova's cells, but he's the only one who displays the SOLDIER powers Seph had). He is also one, to a lesser degree, of [[spoiler: his dead friend Zack, whose personality and memories he partly absorbed after the resident MadScientist messed up his head]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', [[spoiler:Cloud Strife]] and all the turns out to be this kind of clone of Sephiroth (along with countless others who were implanted with Jenova's cells, but he's with the only one who displays the SOLDIER powers Seph had). He amount they were injected with determining whether they just get a little power boost [[spoiler: like everybody in SOLDIER]], or end up crippled, insane, and vulnerable to having their body completely taken over by Sephiroth).
** Cloud
is also one, to a lesser degree, of [[spoiler: his dead friend Zack, whose personality and memories he partly absorbed absorbed, repressing his own due to guilt and shame after the resident MadScientist messed up his head]].head. This kind of mimicry is part of the whole Jenova-cell package apparently, but it combined with Cloud's psychological trauma and major pre-existing self-esteem issues, to create a real mess of his identity]]
10th Dec '15 10:55:29 PM Dravencour
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->'''Thompson:''' You!\\
'''Smith:''' Yes, me. (''transforms him into a Smith copy'') Me, me, me.\\

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->'''Thompson:''' ->'''Agent Thompson:''' You!\\
'''Smith:''' '''Agent Smith:''' Yes, me. (''transforms him into a Smith copy'') Me, me, me.\\
30th Nov '15 7:25:12 PM Willbyr
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30th Nov '15 12:19:06 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Nov '15 12:09:42 PM HeroicJay
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* A virus transforms many demons in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' into clones of [[GoldfishPoopGang Axel]], first just acting like him, but later sounding and looking like him. The protagonists do manage to turn everyone back.
23rd Nov '15 11:40:53 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Spanish thriller ''[[Film/LaPielQueHabito The Skin I Live In]]'' has a similar premise, although the doctor in question is using a MagicPlasticSurgery technique he invented to turn his victim into a copy of his dead wife.

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** * The Spanish thriller ''[[Film/LaPielQueHabito The Skin I Live In]]'' has a similar premise, although the doctor in question is using a MagicPlasticSurgery technique he invented to turn his victim into a copy of his dead wife.
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