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11th Mar '17 7:51:32 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''

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5th Mar '17 10:18:12 PM TheJ0ker
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* Jay, the main protagonist of ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}'', spends half the story lamenting her fate and cursing [[BigBad her mother]] for creating her.
4th Mar '17 7:43:40 AM NotImportant
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As a result, many clones brood about how they're [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman not "real,"]] just [[WhatHaveIBecome hollow imitations of the original]]. The clones tend to deal with this rather badly. Some make desperate attempts to act different. Others go mad and try to murder the original to take their place. (Emphasis on "try" -- hardly any succeed.) If the clone is a main character, they will spend the whole show angsting about how they're the TomatoInTheMirror. Occasionally they will have powers just like the ArtificialHuman. [[CursedWithAwesome This often just ups their feelings of alienation, though]]. But FridgeLogic kicks in and makes this {{Wangst}} when you realize that clones occur in RealLife all the time; they're called identical twins, and they generally don't have existential crises over it.

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As a result, many clones brood about how they're [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman not "real,"]] just [[WhatHaveIBecome hollow imitations of the original]]. The clones tend to deal with this rather badly. Some make desperate attempts to act different. Others go mad and try to murder the original to take their place. (Emphasis on "try" -- hardly any succeed.) If the clone is a main character, they will spend the whole show angsting about how they're the TomatoInTheMirror. Occasionally they will have powers just like the ArtificialHuman. [[CursedWithAwesome This often just ups their feelings of alienation, though]]. But FridgeLogic kicks in and makes this {{Wangst}} when you realize that This, of course, only works with artificial clones occur in RealLife all the time; they're called that are identical twins, and they generally to the original as twins are clones as well. The difference is that twins don't have existential crises over it.
the exact same memories, personality and relationships as the other.
17th Feb '17 5:09:28 AM Freezer
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*** One of those biological clones is [[spoiler: Kaff Tagon]], who is rather uncomfortable with the hero worship the previous him's HeroicSacrifice brought him.
28th Jan '17 10:45:00 PM gewunomox
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* In the novel ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', digital copies of human psyches can be replicated and transferred to other bodies. This happens two ways: the first is a form of remote storage used as emergency backup by the ultrarich to circumvent the "real death" usually caused by the destruction of the cortical stack. The plot is, initially, driven by an investigation commissioned by someone attempting to find out what occurred between their last back-up and the time of their death. The second involves the duplication of a single pysche into two bodies, a highly difficult and illegal process. It is said to be much loved of a notoriously paranoid assassin named "Dimi the Twin", who uses this technique to provide trustworthy backup for himself. [[spoiler:It is also used by the main character, Takeshi Kovacs, in the climactic events of the novel. While not provoking any existential angst in itself -- both versions are, as digital copies, as "real" as the other -- it does require one copy to be destroyed to avoid unwanted attention from the authorities, provoking a difficult discussion about which version has gained more "worthy memories" since the duplication. The dilemma is eventually resolved by a game of rock, paper, scissors.]]

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* In the novel ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'', ''[[Literature/TakeshiKovacs Altered Carbon]]'', digital copies of human psyches can be replicated and transferred to other bodies. This happens two ways: the first is a form of remote storage used as emergency backup by the ultrarich to circumvent the "real death" usually caused by the destruction of the cortical stack. The plot is, initially, driven by an investigation commissioned by someone attempting to find out what occurred between their last back-up and the time of their death. The second involves the duplication of a single pysche into two bodies, a highly difficult and illegal process. It is said to be much loved of a notoriously paranoid assassin named "Dimi the Twin", who uses this technique to provide trustworthy backup for himself. [[spoiler:It is also used by the main character, Takeshi Kovacs, in the climactic events of the novel. While not provoking any existential angst in itself -- both versions are, as digital copies, as "real" as the other -- it does require one copy to be destroyed to avoid unwanted attention from the authorities, provoking a difficult discussion about which version has gained more "worthy memories" since the duplication. The dilemma is eventually resolved by a game of rock, paper, scissors.]]
15th Jan '17 11:20:14 AM StFan
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*** Ba'al and his many clones on have clones of both the host and the symbiote. They are completely indistinguishable, and they even set up a BatmanGambit by pretending that the clones are fighting against the "real" Ba'al, convincing SG-1 to capture every single one (with a string of puns). Then each one claims to be the real one.

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*** Ba'al and his many clones on have clones of both the host and the symbiote. They are completely indistinguishable, and they even set up a BatmanGambit by pretending that the clones are fighting against the "real" Ba'al, convincing SG-1 to capture every single one (with a string of puns). Then each one claims to be the real one.









* ''VideoGame/{{Ever17}}'':

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', Vault 108 is full of blood, skeletons, and homicidal maniacs [[PokemonSpeak only capable of saying their name, Gary.]] An ApocalypticLog reveals that the Vault was meant to research cloning, but in all 54 cases, the "Gary's" turned out to be [[CloneDegeneration progressively]] [[AxeCrazy hostile]] to the other Vault residents. After the Vault's scientists tried to kill a few of the clones to make room for more tests, the clones rebelled and butchered everyone else.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', Vault 108 is full of blood, skeletons, and homicidal maniacs [[PokemonSpeak only capable of saying their name, Gary.]] An ApocalypticLog reveals that the Vault was meant to research cloning, but in all 54 cases, the "Gary's" turned out to be [[CloneDegeneration progressively]] [[AxeCrazy hostile]] to the other Vault residents. After the Vault's scientists tried to kill a few of the clones to make room for more tests, the clones rebelled and butchered everyone else.



* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'': The Hyperion Corporation advises you [[FridgeHorror not to think about]] the fact that [[RespawnPoint the current you]] is just a digital reconstruction of the original.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'': ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'': The Hyperion Corporation advises you [[FridgeHorror not to think about]] the fact that [[RespawnPoint the current you]] is just a digital reconstruction of the original.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Timmy has done this many times. He [[LampshadeHanging once remarked about it]]:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy has done this many times. He [[LampshadeHanging once remarked about it]]:



'''Norm:''' And get ya out of school! ''([[RealityWarper gongs]] a clone)'' Tada!\\

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'''Norm:''' And get ya out of school! ''([[RealityWarper ''[[[RealityWarper gongs]] a clone)'' clone]'' Tada!\\



* Used in one episode of ''The New WoodyWoodpecker Show'' called "Two Woodys, No Waiting".
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* Used in one episode of ''The New WoodyWoodpecker WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show'' called "Two Woodys, No Waiting".
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* This was parodied by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse Of Horror]] episode. Homer's clones degraded as clones of clones of clones (etc.) were made; so much so that two featured clones were: Homer as he appeared sounded in the original ''Tracy Ullman Show'' shorts, and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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This was parodied by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse Of Horror]] ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode. Homer's clones degraded degrade as clones of clones of clones (etc.) were are made; so much so that two featured clones were: Homer as he appeared sounded in the original ''Tracy Ullman Show'' shorts, and [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]].



* In ''CarlSquared'', C2 has a significantly different personality from Carl. C2 also 5% DNA from car's dog Rex, which causes him to catch frisbees in his mouth and scratch behind his ear with his foot.

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* In ''CarlSquared'', ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared'', C2 has a significantly different personality from Carl. C2 also 5% DNA from car's dog Rex, which causes him to catch frisbees in his mouth and scratch behind his ear with his foot.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode Too Many Pinkie Pies, Pinkie clones herself as a way of being able to spend more time with her friends. Then the ''clones'' start cloning themselves leading to dozens of Pinkie clones running amok. The trope is inverted in that it's the original Pinkie Pie who has an existential crisis.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles]]'' episode 'Invasion of the Krangezoids', Krang, because he's SurroundedByIdiots (Bebop and Rocksteady are DumbMuscle, the Foot Soldiers are incapable of independent thought, and Shredder suffers from RevengeBeforeReason) decides to clone himself. The clones are just as nasty and meglomanical as he is, and only kept in line because Krang has remote control over their bubble-walkers. However, a quirk of the cloning process soon leads the clones to regrowing their bodies...

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode Too "Too Many Pinkie Pies, Pies", Pinkie clones herself as a way of being able to spend more time with her friends. Then the ''clones'' start cloning themselves leading to dozens of Pinkie clones running amok. The trope is inverted in that it's the original Pinkie Pie who has an existential crisis.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' episode 'Invasion "Invasion of the Krangezoids', Krangezoids", Krang, because he's SurroundedByIdiots (Bebop and Rocksteady are DumbMuscle, the Foot Soldiers are incapable of independent thought, and Shredder suffers from RevengeBeforeReason) decides to clone himself. The clones are just as nasty and meglomanical as he is, and only kept in line because Krang has remote control over their bubble-walkers. However, a quirk of the cloning process soon leads the clones to regrowing their bodies...



* The ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Make Way For Noddy]]'' episode "Too Many Noddies" has Noddy using a cloning spell he learnt from Big Ears to clone himself so he can have the day off, and promptly sends the clone off to do his taxi driver job. The clone recursively uses the spell on itself for the same reason, and before long the Noddy clones has replicated out of control and causes mayhem in Toyland, and Big Ears has to sort out the problem.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Make Way For for Noddy]]'' episode "Too Many Noddies" has Noddy using a cloning spell he learnt from Big Ears to clone himself so he can have the day off, and promptly sends the clone off to do his taxi driver job. The clone recursively uses the spell on itself for the same reason, and before long the Noddy clones has replicated out of control and causes mayhem in Toyland, and Big Ears has to sort out the problem.
8th Jan '17 1:50:48 PM nombretomado
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** Over in UltimateMarvel, Spider-Woman Jessica Drew is Peter Parker's female clone, created during the Ultimate Clone Saga. While on the surface she doesn't appear to have had difficulty with it, she eventually admits to Miles Morales, Peter's successor as Spider-Man, that it wasn't an easy thing to deal with, and she doesn't feel like a real person in her own right.

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** Over in UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, Spider-Woman Jessica Drew is Peter Parker's female clone, created during the Ultimate Clone Saga. While on the surface she doesn't appear to have had difficulty with it, she eventually admits to Miles Morales, Peter's successor as Spider-Man, that it wasn't an easy thing to deal with, and she doesn't feel like a real person in her own right.
6th Jan '17 6:17:57 PM iroanxi
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30th Dec '16 6:50:26 PM Gamermaster
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** Note that the franchise as a whole prefers ClonesArePeopleToo. Despite there being nineteen different clones running around ([[spoiler: though two of them get killed off]]), only three of them (including Fate) ever angst over it, and they all get better thanks to being HappilyAdopted.

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** Note that the franchise as a whole prefers ClonesArePeopleToo. Despite there being nineteen different clones running around ([[spoiler: though two around[[note]]Fate, Ginga, Subaru, Erio, Vivio, Zest, Jail, Uno, Due, Tre, Quattro, Cinque, Sein, Sette, Otto, Nove, Dieci, Wendi, and Deed[[/note]] ([[spoiler:Due and Zest both die near the end of them get killed off]]), ''[=StrikerS=]'']]), only three of them (including Fate) ever angst over it, and they all get better thanks to being HappilyAdopted.
30th Dec '16 6:46:16 PM Gamermaster
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** In fact, Nanoha takes this trope to the extremes, as the number of clones begins to outnumber the natural born characters. At least ''nineteen'' of the characters in the series are clones. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', most of the villain party are made out of cyborg clones, even Jail himself is revealed to be a clone of a true Al Hazardian.

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** In fact, Nanoha takes this trope to Note that the extremes, franchise as the number of a whole prefers ClonesArePeopleToo. Despite there being nineteen different clones begins running around ([[spoiler: though two of them get killed off]]), only three of them (including Fate) ever angst over it, and they all get better thanks to outnumber the natural born characters. At least ''nineteen'' of the characters in the series are clones. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', most of the villain party are made out of cyborg clones, even Jail himself is revealed to be a clone of a true Al Hazardian.being HappilyAdopted.
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