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20th Apr '18 7:49:24 PM DipperPines
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Double Dipper" had Dipper make use of a magic copy machine when he needed a few extra hands. This works fine until he gets a paper jam [[FourIsDeath on the fourth clone]], resulting in a lumpy, wrinkled version of himself that speaks in incomprehensible "NYANG NYANG NYANG!" sounds. When it's destroyed near the end, it treats its death as a MercyKill.
-->'''Dipper #4 (subtitled):''' It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper!

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* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Double Dipper" had Dipper make use of a magic copy machine when he needed a few extra hands. This works fine until he gets a paper jam [[FourIsDeath on the fourth clone]], resulting in a lumpy, wrinkled version of himself that speaks in incomprehensible "NYANG NYANG NYANG!" sounds. When it's destroyed Paper Jam Dipper melts near the end, it he treats its his death as a MercyKill.
-->'''Dipper #4 -->'''Paper Jam Dipper (subtitled):''' It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper!
17th Apr '18 10:25:34 AM bitemytail
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** The reason that bit about colour blindness isn't potholed to ArsonMurderAndJaywalking? In Alpha Complex, social rank is ColourCodedForYourConvenience. Social rank is also taken ''very'' seriously - if you're Red clearance and step into an Orange-rank area, that's treason.
31st Mar '18 11:08:07 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', this trope is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] to an extent. There is a triplicator in the episode "Demons and Angels" which creates two versions of whatever is placed inside of it: one sublime and perfect, one disgusting and unpleasant. For example, Lister tries it out on a strawberry, making one that's delicious and one [[{{Squick}} full of maggots]]. The kicker is that these cloned objects last for very short amounts of time before being destroyed, which causes chaos when Lister accidentally triplicates [[UpToEleven the entire ship]].
17th Mar '18 11:00:47 PM nombretomado
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* Palpatine's clones in ''Franchise/StarWars Comicbook/DarkEmpire'' suffer from this. As each generation is less natural than the last, they have diminishing ability to withstand the detrimental effects of his Dark Side powers, resulting in shorter and shorter lifespans before they burn out. This is in part because one of his guards betrayed him and sabotaged the cloning machine.

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* Palpatine's clones in ''Franchise/StarWars Comicbook/DarkEmpire'' ''Franchise/StarWars: ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' suffer from this. As each generation is less natural than the last, they have diminishing ability to withstand the detrimental effects of his Dark Side powers, resulting in shorter and shorter lifespans before they burn out. This is in part because one of his guards betrayed him and sabotaged the cloning machine.



* Very evident in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover--copies of Athena that are grown too quickly suffer from mental instability, physical deformities, and imprinting defects. Shown in graphic detail to students of Jack and Brick as they tour the facility producing said clones.

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* Very evident in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover--copies of Athena that are grown too quickly suffer from mental instability, physical deformities, and imprinting defects. Shown in graphic detail to students of Jack and Brick as they tour the facility producing said clones.
17th Feb '18 12:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, cloning isn't completely perfect, especially with Kryptonians. The only perfect clone was that of James Harper, the Golden Age hero known as the Guardian -- he bolted soon after and Cadmus ended up making other clones of him that weren't perfect. Kryptonian clones, because their DNA wasn't fully understood, fell apart after awhile, as was the case of the original Bizarros and later of Match. Lex Luthor had a cloned body, but it, too, suffered from this trope until he sold his soul to Neron during ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed''

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* In the PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, cloning isn't completely perfect, especially with Kryptonians. The only perfect clone was that of James Harper, the Golden Age hero known as the Guardian -- he bolted soon after and Cadmus ended up making other clones of him that weren't perfect. Kryptonian clones, because their DNA wasn't fully understood, fell apart after awhile, as was the case of the original Bizarros and later of Match. Lex Luthor had a cloned body, but it, too, suffered from this trope until he sold his soul to Neron during ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed''
7th Feb '18 11:11:50 AM Pseudoname
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* This occurs on a cellular scale with telomeres, small caps on DNA that function like aglets. Every time a cell splits the DNA is replicated but a fragment of the telomere is lost. Over time and division, this causes the DNA to break down, eventually causing the cell to degrade altogether rather than replicate.
7th Feb '18 7:45:28 AM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Fanfic/RiseOfPaonneAndRenardRouge'': Renard Rouge is able to create illusionary copies of other people, but looking close enough at them allows people to notice imperfections in the illusions.
6th Jan '18 7:05:18 PM MagiMecha
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* In the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie ''Bio-Broly'', Android #18, Goten, Trunks and Mr. Satan end up meeting the clone of the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. However, he isn't completed and, when he spots Goten and mistakes him for Goku, Broly breaks own and immediately starts falling apart when he goes Super Saiyan. He gets worse when he's doused in the fluid that held him and is ultimately defeated when normal old water (or rather, sea water) is brought into the mix, destroying him and ending the evil legacy of Broly.
2nd Nov '17 1:39:06 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'': In "Lost in Time", Stormy and Quinn go through a fifteen-minute GroundhogDayLoop repeatedly trying (and failing) to prevent the accident that destroyed Sealab and blew them back into the past, with multiple clones of Stormy and Quinn eventually ending up in the brig. After over a dozen iterations, the timeline gets so screwed up that strange alternate versions of Stormy and Quinn start appearing, including pixie versions, ones dressed as a cowboy and an Indian, and a pair where [[Franchise/StarWars Quinn and Stormy resemble Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb]].
14th Oct '17 8:39:45 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' webseries, Doc Broc's cloning machine creates clones that only last for an hour, before expiring into a cloud of dust.
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