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16th Jun '16 8:08:36 PM nombretomado
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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.



** In UltimateMarvel, Doctor Doom, being a very different character, didn't use this until ''[[spoiler:Ultimate Power]]'', which was kind of ridiculous (for [[HijackedByGanon other reasons]] as well). However, his interest in remotely-controlled robotics was always a part of his character, so at least there's that.
* The [[BodyDouble LMD]] (Life Model Decoys) is a mechanical duplicate of a person. The LMD is a favorite of S.H.I.E.L.D., particularlly Nick Fury, who rivals Dr. Doom!

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** In UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, Doctor Doom, being a very different character, didn't use this until ''[[spoiler:Ultimate Power]]'', which was kind of ridiculous (for [[HijackedByGanon other reasons]] as well). However, his interest in remotely-controlled robotics was always a part of his character, so at least there's that.
* The [[BodyDouble LMD]] (Life Model Decoys) is a mechanical duplicate of a person. The LMD is a favorite of S.H.I.E.L.D., particularlly particularly Nick Fury, who rivals Dr. Doom!



* The same thing happened with {{Thanos}}, whom we readers needed a Watcher to explain that it wasn't a clone, until the same author explained that it may have been a clone, but later stating in an Internet Forum that is wasn't a clone. Thanos uses a lot of clones. He also tends to modify them quite a bit. One was designed to be more powerful than Galactus.

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* The same thing happened with {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, whom we readers needed a Watcher to explain that it wasn't a clone, until the same author explained that it may have been a clone, but later stating in an Internet Forum that is wasn't a clone. Thanos uses a lot of clones. He also tends to modify them quite a bit. One was designed to be more powerful than Galactus.
16th Jun '16 6:15:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Echo]] in ''ThaliasMusings''. [[spoiler:Pan creates a doppelganger to help her fake her death.]]

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* [[spoiler:Echo]] in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. [[spoiler:Pan creates a doppelganger to help her fake her death.]]
11th Jun '16 8:50:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{WildCATS}} WILD C.A.T.S.]]'' from Alan Moore's era. Don't imprison the brainwashing super-genius in the cell next to the shapeshifter. It's not going to end sanely.

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* ''[[{{WildCATS}} WILD C.A.T.S.]]'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' from Alan Moore's era. Don't imprison the brainwashing super-genius in the cell next to the shapeshifter. It's not going to end sanely.
8th Jun '16 11:26:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Villainous Quinn Dexter, from the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' by PeterHamilton, escapes a trap laid by the good guys by sending in a decoy instead.

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* Villainous Quinn Dexter, from the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/NightsDawnTrilogy'' by PeterHamilton, escapes a trap laid by the good guys by sending in a decoy instead.
10th Apr '16 2:57:49 PM WillKeaton
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* Naturally, the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. Somewhat justified, as Amidala is a politician, and real-life politicians have verifiably employed decoys since at least World War II. In ''Star Wars: Legacy'', a spin-off comic series, Emperor Roan Fel leaves behind a decoy on his throne while fleeing away from the Sith. Likewise, in the Legacy of the Force novels, [[CrazyPrepared Admiral Pellaeon]] brings a decoy to a ''peace conference''. Which promptly gets raided. Pellaeon's opposite number? [[DeaderThanDead No decoys]].

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* Naturally, the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. Somewhat justified, as Amidala is a politician, and real-life politicians have verifiably employed decoys since at least World War II. In ''Star Wars: Legacy'', a spin-off comic series, Emperor Roan Fel leaves behind a decoy on his throne while fleeing away from the Sith. Likewise, in the Legacy ''Legacy of the Force Force'' novels, [[CrazyPrepared Admiral Pellaeon]] brings a decoy to a ''peace conference''. Which promptly gets raided. Pellaeon's opposite number? [[DeaderThanDead No decoys]].
15th Jan '16 4:53:41 PM nombretomado
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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.
28th Dec '15 10:40:58 AM Anddrix
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* One of the favorite tactics of DrDoom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of DrDoom Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.
27th Dec '15 2:47:26 PM thatother1dude
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** In the very first episode. Kay gets kidnapped and cooked by aliens. He then re-appears and says that an old friend changed places with him (we then see his friend escaping from the aliens safe and sound). It was impossible for him to have changed places with his decoy, lampshaded by Jay asking WHEN did he get the time to use the decoy. The question was ([[RuleOfFun of course]]) left unanswered.

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** In the very first episode. episode, Kay gets kidnapped and cooked by aliens. He then re-appears and says that an old friend changed places with him (we then see his friend escaping from the aliens safe and sound). It Jay asks how this was impossible for him to have changed places with his decoy, lampshaded by Jay asking WHEN did he get the time to use the decoy. The question was ([[RuleOfFun of course]]) possible, given Kay had not left unanswered.his sight since that the friend was last seen.
--->'''Kay:''' [[TheUnreveal Minutiae.]]
15th Oct '15 1:52:11 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan'', after escaping from Godzilla Tower, the heroes get their car to drive away by itself (presumably by putting something heavy on the gas pedal). The car gets destroyed by Godzilla Tower's laser, then the aliens relax, thinking they have been destroyed, allowing them to get away for real.



* In the premiere episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Sul-van leads the police (who were trying to arrest Jor-El based on Brainiac's accusations) on a wild goose chase to buy time for him to launch Kal-El's rocket before Krypton explodes.

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* In the premiere episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Sul-van Sul-Van leads the police (who were trying to arrest Jor-El based on Brainiac's accusations) on a wild goose chase to buy time for him to launch Kal-El's rocket before Krypton explodes.
25th Aug '15 6:00:34 PM GMon
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* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Simulacrum Simulacrum]] does this.

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* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Simulacrum com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2128 Simulacrum]] does this.
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