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23rd Jun '16 11:39:26 PM Amaryllis
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Relativity}}'' it's not a case of cloning so much as meeting another self in an [[spoiler:AlternateUniverse]]. However, the trope still applies. [[spoiler: Both Irina and her AlternateSelf Novak resent that NASA tried to keep them a secret from each other at first. Irina also resents that she's being treated like a copy of Novak, while Novak has to deal with watching her ex-wife treat Irina as her replacement. NASA is also trying to cover up the fact that their are two Irina Novaks, so they both have to pretend to be the same person, and Irina can't publish a career-making paper on the findings of a mission that she completed successfully while Novak failed.]]
20th Jun '16 1:59:07 PM gewunomox
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* "My Clone Sleeps Alone" by PatBenatar. Her clone lives in [[{{Dystopia}} a sterile sexless future]].

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* "My Clone Sleeps Alone" by PatBenatar.Music/PatBenatar. Her clone lives in [[{{Dystopia}} a sterile sexless future]].
10th Jun '16 10:09:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In DeanKoontz's ''Frankenstein'' trilogy, Victor Helios, [[spoiler: alias Frankenstein, has created a "New Race" of genetically-engineered beings that are devoid of morality and feelings except for anger, envy, fear, and hate. They cannot disobey his commands, kill themselves, or kill others unless ordered to do so. Courtesy of direct-to-brain data downloading for the sake of knowledge, a great many of the New Race are replicants of people like politicians, police officers, and ministers. But the programming of many members of the New Race is breaking down, allowing them to act as they shouldn't in one way or another...]]

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* In DeanKoontz's Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Frankenstein'' trilogy, Victor Helios, [[spoiler: alias Frankenstein, has created a "New Race" of genetically-engineered beings that are devoid of morality and feelings except for anger, envy, fear, and hate. They cannot disobey his commands, kill themselves, or kill others unless ordered to do so. Courtesy of direct-to-brain data downloading for the sake of knowledge, a great many of the New Race are replicants of people like politicians, police officers, and ministers. But the programming of many members of the New Race is breaking down, allowing them to act as they shouldn't in one way or another...]]
7th Jun '16 11:51:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
** The Zentradi are initially all artificially-generated beings. Some cloning remains in practice, even if it's strongly hinted that many are reproducing biologically by the time of ''Macross Frontier''. They don't seem to suffer any angst about it, even the ones who are obvious clones of important characters from the original series.
** There's an apparent plot hole between the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, particularly Macross 7. The official sources state that about one million people survived the Zentraedi planetary bombardment in 2010 AD. Macross 7 is set in 2045 AD, featuring the 37th immigration fleet, 7th (hence the title) to have a main colony vessel capable of carrying about one million people. Official source materials include a book with a more detailed timeline, mentioning the start of mass cloning of the surviving population and its end when mutations (due to the procedure's strain on DNA) started appearing. No mention of how many copies of each individual were made, but presumably they were loaded onto the immigration fleets to spread the seeds of humanity across the stars.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** The Zentradi are initially all artificially-generated beings. Some cloning remains in practice, even if it's strongly hinted that many are reproducing biologically by the time of ''Macross Frontier''.''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. They don't seem to suffer any angst about it, even the ones who are obvious clones of important characters from the original series.
** There's an apparent This is used to account for a potential plot hole between the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its sequels, particularly Macross 7.''Anime/Macross7''. The official sources state that about one million people survived the Zentraedi planetary bombardment in 2010 AD. Macross 7 ''Macross 7'' is set in 2045 AD, featuring the 37th immigration fleet, the 7th (hence the title) to have a main colony vessel capable of carrying about one million people. Official source materials include a book with a more detailed timeline, mentioning the start of mass cloning of the surviving population and its end when mutations (due to the procedure's strain on DNA) started appearing. No mention of how many copies of each individual were made, but presumably they were loaded onto the immigration fleets to spread the seeds of humanity across the stars.
23rd May '16 5:37:15 AM PaulA
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* Along with [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul transplants]] in ''Literature/TheSwordsOfNightAndDay'', this generates some moments of real existential horror. For example, the 'second' Skilgannon being treated to a wall-mounted display of the original's millennia-old preserved skin.
14th May '16 8:01:06 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':

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** Stryfe is a clone of Cable, who's the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor. As a baby, Cable got infected with a techno-organic virus and sent to the future to be cured. Well that turned out to be a lie. The future doctors didn't think he could be saved, so they cloned him. The clone was then kidnapped by [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Apocalypse.]] This classic villain wanted to raise the boy as his heir, then take over his body. When he found out Stryfe was a clone, he got discarded. Well...to make a long story slightly less long, Stryfe went nuts, traveled back in time to before he was even born, and began playing at being an ineffectual mutant terrorist, running an organization staffed with losers. Turned out the whole thing was an EvilPlan to turn X-Men on each other, frame Cable for murder, and Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse as the masterminds behind it all, while he kidnapped his own mother and father, beat the snot out of the Big-A, and finally unveiled himself to the cast. The reason for all his Machiavellian manipulation and tomfoolery? To avenge himself on his parents, both physical (Cyclops & Phoenix) and spiritual (Sinister & Apocalypse). The kicker? It's technically subverted because Stryfe believed he was the ''original'' and that Cable was the clone who stole ''his'' life.

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** Stryfe is a clone of Cable, who's the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor. As a baby, Cable got infected with a techno-organic virus and sent to the future to be cured. Well that turned out to be a lie. The future doctors didn't think he could be saved, so they cloned him. The clone was then kidnapped by [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Apocalypse.]] [[ComicBook/XMen Apocalypse]]. This classic villain wanted to raise the boy as his heir, then take over his body. When he found out Stryfe was a clone, he got discarded. Well...to make a long story slightly less long, Stryfe went nuts, traveled back in time to before he was even born, and began playing at being an ineffectual mutant terrorist, running an organization staffed with losers. Turned out the whole thing was an EvilPlan to turn X-Men on each other, frame Cable for murder, and Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse as the masterminds behind it all, while he kidnapped his own mother and father, beat the snot out of the Big-A, and finally unveiled himself to the cast. The reason for all his Machiavellian manipulation and tomfoolery? To avenge himself on his parents, both physical (Cyclops & Phoenix) and spiritual (Sinister & Apocalypse). The kicker? It's technically subverted because Stryfe believed he was the ''original'' and that Cable was the clone who stole ''his'' life.
8th May '16 3:44:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Accelerando}}'' and ''Glasshouse'' by Creator/CharlesStross:

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* ''{{Accelerando}}'' ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}'' and ''Glasshouse'' by Creator/CharlesStross:
5th May '16 9:32:05 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{ZOMG}}'', [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Labtech]] [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] reveals his plot to create an army of Animated HumongousMecha and take over Gaia...and also his motivation: he's a clone of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Johnny K. Gambino]], who abandoned him in favor of his naturally-born son Gino.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{ZOMG}}'', ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'', [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Labtech]] [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] reveals his plot to create an army of Animated HumongousMecha and take over Gaia...and also his motivation: he's a clone of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Johnny K. Gambino]], who abandoned him in favor of his naturally-born son Gino.]]
5th May '16 9:31:20 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''[[VideoGame/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'', [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Labtech]] [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] reveals his plot to create an army of Animated HumongousMecha and take over Gaia...and also his motivation: he's a clone of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Johnny K. Gambino]], who abandoned him in favor of his naturally-born son Gino.]]

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* At the end of ''[[VideoGame/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'', ''VideoGame/{{ZOMG}}'', [[spoiler:[[MadScientist Labtech]] [[LetXBeTheUnknown X]] reveals his plot to create an army of Animated HumongousMecha and take over Gaia...and also his motivation: he's a clone of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Johnny K. Gambino]], who abandoned him in favor of his naturally-born son Gino.]]
28th Apr '16 8:35:52 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', this is briefly contemplated by False Caster when she realizes that Servants are only copies based on information recorded in the Akashic Records; meaning that if she found a way to return to her own world, she might find another version of herself still there, one with a better claim on being the "real" her. She ultimately decides to carry on and try not to worry about it.
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