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16th Jan '18 6:07:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the last ''Druuna'' album, Druuna herself is cloned by a group of machines residing on Earth AfterTheEnd who are trying to understand humanity. The clone discoveres the truth by the end, and immediately starts angsting about whether or not she's really human.

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* In the last ''Druuna'' album, "Clone", Druuna herself is cloned by a group of machines residing on Earth AfterTheEnd who are trying to understand humanity. The clone discoveres the truth by the end, and immediately starts angsting about whether or not she's really human.
16th Jan '18 5:55:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the last ''Druuna'' album, Druuna herself is cloned by a group of machines residing on Earth AfterTheEnd who are trying to understand humanity. The clone discoveres the truth by the end, and immediately starts angsting about whether or not she's really human.
12th Jan '18 2:01:14 PM TheJ0ker
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* Heavily [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Literature/{{Mavericks}}''. The main series protagonist is a clone, and she doesn't really care that she's a clone, her problems stem from [[BigBad who she's]] [[HairTriggerTemper a clone of.]]
2nd Nov '17 1:48:37 AM fdsa1234567890
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* In ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' this turns out to be [[spoiler: Aloy's backstory. She is really a clone of the original scientist that created the world she inhabits, as a last desperate attempt to save humanity when the AI running this system fails. The AI's last act was to create Aloy as a means to reboot itself, as her DNA would allow her to literally open doors that no one else could.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' this turns out to be [[spoiler: Aloy's backstory. She is really a clone of the original scientist that created the world she inhabits, as a last desperate attempt to save humanity when the AI running this system fails. The AI's last act was to create Aloy as a means to reboot itself, as her DNA would allow her to literally open doors that [[TheChosenOne no one else could.could]]. The fact that she had no biological parents was the cause of [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer her growing up as an outcast]]. ]]
2nd Nov '17 1:47:10 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a mechanical example in the form of Nick Valentine. He's a [[FlawedPrototype discarded prototype]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Synth]] who woke up in a garbage dump one day with the memories and personality of a pre-War detective who volunteered for [[BrainUploading some brain-scanning science experiment]]. Nick has since made a place for himself in the Commonwealth as a PrivateDetective, and a good one at that, but for all his accomplishments he still agonizes about not being his own man, even though he's grateful toward the original Detective Valentine for giving him his skills and [[TheHeart ethics.]] His personal quest involves hunting down a ([[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoulified]]) mob boss that Detective Valentine was never able to bring to justice, if only to tie up the last loose end from the "original" Nick's life.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a mechanical example in the form of Nick Valentine. He's a [[FlawedPrototype discarded prototype]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Synth]] who woke up in a garbage dump one day with the memories and personality of a pre-War detective who volunteered for [[BrainUploading some brain-scanning science experiment]]. Nick has since made a place for himself in the Commonwealth as a PrivateDetective, and a good one at that, but for all his accomplishments he still agonizes about not being his own man, even though he's grateful toward the original Detective Valentine for giving him his skills and [[TheHeart ethics.]] His personal quest involves hunting down a ([[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoulified]]) mob boss that Detective Valentine was never able to bring to justice, if only to tie up the last loose end from the "original" Nick's life.'
* In ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' this turns out to be [[spoiler: Aloy's backstory. She is really a clone of the original scientist that created the world she inhabits, as a last desperate attempt to save humanity when the AI running this system fails. The AI's last act was to create Aloy as a means to reboot itself, as her DNA would allow her to literally open doors that no one else could.]]
2nd Nov '17 1:08:55 AM fdsa1234567890
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* In Anime/GhostInTheShell this is a factor in Motoko's detachment from the world, in which she wonders about her significance given her entirely artificial shell. In [[AloneInACrowd one particular scene]] she notes that even mannequins look like her, and that she has duplicates nearly everywhere. In particular the chosen shell of the Puppet Master is also quite similar to Motoko.
20th Oct '17 5:22:39 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''[[Literature/PayMeBug A Rake by Starlight]]'', [[spoiler:Stebil Tanz]] admits to being a little bit defensive about not being the original, even though, legally, he is the same person.
4th Oct '17 6:51:51 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' deals with this extensively as part of the premise. Even though all the clones use real-world science (meaning they all lived separate lives and had childhoods), the blues part comes in when they realize the vast conspiracy connecting each other.

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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' deals with this extensively as part of the premise. Even though all the clones use real-world science (meaning they all lived separate lives and had childhoods), the blues part comes in when they realize the vast conspiracy connecting each other. The only one, who doesn't experience a crisis of identity upon learning the truth is transgender (female to male), meaning he has already gone through a crisis of identity, so he takes the news in stride.
1st Oct '17 3:45:32 PM TerraformTrent
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Unrelated to SomethingBlues, [[IThoughtItMeant and to cloning]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan Proto Man]] [[DontExplainTheJoke (i.e. Blues)]]. See also ScaleOfScientificSins and CreatingLife. Closely related to ExpendableClone. Contrast with ClonesArePeopleToo, where they ''do'' get to live their own lives. One of the most common sub-tropes SupernaturalAngst.

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Unrelated to SomethingBlues, [[IThoughtItMeant and to cloning]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan Proto Man]] [[DontExplainTheJoke (i.e.(a.k.a. Blues)]]. See also ScaleOfScientificSins and CreatingLife. Closely related to ExpendableClone. Contrast with ClonesArePeopleToo, where they ''do'' get to live their own lives. One of the most common sub-tropes SupernaturalAngst.
1st Oct '17 1:44:56 PM MarcusSLazarus
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** The ''[[Literature/PastDoctorAdventures]]'' novel ''The Indestructible Man'' had a rather unconventional one; the novel essentially looks at 'adult' versions of classic Gerry Anderson shows such as ''Series/Thunderbirds'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'', placing a significant emphasis on the identity issues suffered by the 'Captain Scarlet' equivalent of Captain Grant Matthews, who is troubled by both his immortality and the knowledge that he is essentially a clone of himself.
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