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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.
26th Aug '17 4:33:49 PM Give1Take2
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* ''WebVideo/LostInAdaptation'': The Dom's hunchback clone butler Reginald's {{belated backstory}} is revealed to be a result of this. After discovering a clone machine in a deep underground expedition, The Dom decided to use it to make a clone of himself to do chores. Said clone was not content with his lot, so he made a clone of himself to replace himself so he could sneak off without The Dom noticing. The next clone did the same thing, and the one after that, and the one after that, until eventually, thanks to CloneDegeneration, the newest Reginald couldn't figure out how to operate the cloning machine (it's powered a green and red "On/Off" button), so he's stuck in The Dom's service.
17th Aug '17 3:18:14 PM Sammettik
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* An experiment in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has this when Stitch get hit by it duplicating ray making extra copies of himself. His creator, Jumba, explains that the more duplicates there are the more their strength is divided between them. Lilo uses this later against Gantu when he get a hold of the experiment and tries to create an army with the experiments he's captured. But they're all so pathetically weak that the heroes easily waltz right through them.

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* An experiment in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has this when Stitch get hit by it a duplicating ray making extra ray, splitting into multiple copies of himself. His creator, Jumba, explains that the more duplicates there are the more their strength is divided between them. Lilo uses this later against Gantu when he get gets a hold of the experiment and tries to create an army with the experiments he's captured. But they're all so pathetically weak that the heroes easily waltz right through them.
10th Aug '17 6:41:40 AM CosmicFerret
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** Some scientists speculate that this will take so long that by the time it happens, we won't need men and women for reproduction. Or maybe we'll be able to change gender at will, like in JurassicPark. It's important to remember that the Y Chromosome has existed for more than 100 million years with no apparent issues.

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** Some scientists speculate that this will take so long that by the time it happens, we won't need men and women for reproduction. Or maybe we'll be able to change gender at will, like in JurassicPark.Film/JurassicPark. It's important to remember that the Y Chromosome has existed for more than 100 million years with no apparent issues.
3rd Jul '17 4:04:17 AM Siempie
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-->'''Dipper #4 (subtitled):''' It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper!
25th May '17 1:24:06 PM Kaiseror
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* ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'': The insecticons have the ability to copy themselves ([[ShoutOut a nod the G1 insecticons]]) in a manner vaguely similar to reproduction but as [[EvilGenius Shockwave's]] audio logs reveal they become progressively inferior, the [[MonsterProgenitor original insecticons]] are sentient and can transform but the rest are just a hungry mindless swarm under the control of the original three.
17th Apr '17 12:14:39 AM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* Meiosis of ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'' can clone himself an infinite number of times, but the clones grow [[MadeOfPlasticine molecularly unstable]] if too many exist at any one time.

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* Meiosis Mitosis of ''Literature/TheReckonersTrilogy'' can clone himself an infinite number of times, but the clones grow [[MadeOfPlasticine molecularly unstable]] if too many exist at any one time.
24th Mar '17 3:38:16 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Every clone [[Comicbook/TheCloneSaga created by the Jackal]] was subject to this. Some of them were almost identical to the originals but aged / disfigured, while others would last so long and then spontaneously collapse into a pile of mush -- Jackal triggered this in his "mini-me", Jack, as punishment for giving Ben Reilly information. It even drove one, [[MeaningfulName Kaine]], insane. Ben Reilly succumbed to it when he died. (And in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', passed it onto his kid.)

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Every clone [[Comicbook/TheCloneSaga created by the Jackal]] was subject to this. Some of them were almost identical to the originals but aged / disfigured, while others would last so long and then spontaneously collapse into a pile of mush -- Jackal triggered this in his "mini-me", Jack, as punishment for giving Ben Reilly information. It even drove one, [[MeaningfulName Kaine]], insane. Ben Reilly succumbed to it when he died. (And in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', passed it onto on to his kid.)



* In the PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, cloning isn't completely perfect, especially towards 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 weren'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 ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, cloning isn't completely perfect, especially towards 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 weren't 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''
1st Mar '17 7:41:16 AM zarpaulus
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* Agatha's Dingbots in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' can build more of themselves out of spare parts and bits, but each subsequent generation is of slightly lower quality, maxxing out at about six generations. [[spoiler: Eventually it's discovered that the first generation Dingbots are the clank equivalent to [[MadScientist Sparks]].]]
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