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11th Jun '17 8:58:10 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in [[SaveThePrincess chapter 4]] of ''YggdraUnion'', where the Imperial Army leaves a BodyDouble of Gulcasa behind in Fort Karona to buy time for the real one to make it to Lost Aries with Yggdra and begin the Rite of Soul Unbinding. Gulcasa's decoy is significantly weaker than him, though, which serves as a tip-off to players who are actually paying attention. Once unhelmed, the decoy's portrait also happens to have shorter hair and softer facial features; his armor even fits better than Gulcasa's does.

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* Happens in [[SaveThePrincess chapter 4]] of ''YggdraUnion'', ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'', where the Imperial Army leaves a BodyDouble of Gulcasa behind in Fort Karona to buy time for the real one to make it to Lost Aries with Yggdra and begin the Rite of Soul Unbinding. Gulcasa's decoy is significantly weaker than him, though, which serves as a tip-off to players who are actually paying attention. Once unhelmed, the decoy's portrait also happens to have shorter hair and softer facial features; his armor even fits better than Gulcasa's does.
6th Jun '17 8:50:59 AM Julia1984
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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an evil clone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said evil clone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!

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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an evil clone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said evil clone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!NiceJobFixingItVillain
6th Jun '17 8:50:24 AM Julia1984
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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an EvilClone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said EvilClone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!

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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an EvilClone evil clone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said EvilClone evil clone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!
6th Jun '17 8:49:59 AM Julia1984
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** In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour'', Jimmy has built a HumongousMecha he's using to fight Mr. Crocker. he loses the fight, and Crocker prepares to kill him... only to discover the Jimmy operating the machine was a robot. The real Jimmy was back fixing the Big Wand; the fight was just a successful attempt to distract Crocker while he did so.

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** In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour'', the first ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour'', Jimmy has built a HumongousMecha he's using to fight Mr. Crocker. he loses the fight, and Crocker prepares to kill him... only to discover the Jimmy operating the machine was a robot. The real Jimmy was back fixing the Big Wand; the fight was just a successful attempt to distract Crocker while he did so.
6th Jun '17 8:48:25 AM Julia1984
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* Used a number of times on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an EvilClone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said EvilClone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!
** In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}'', Jorgen transforms himself into Timmy and lets the Eliminators, who are bent on capturing Timmy TheChosenOne, capture him instead, so they leave the real Timmy behind.
** In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour'', Jimmy has built a HumongousMecha he's using to fight Mr. Crocker. he loses the fight, and Crocker prepares to kill him... only to discover the Jimmy operating the machine was a robot. The real Jimmy was back fixing the Big Wand; the fight was just a successful attempt to distract Crocker while he did so.
* Vlad Plasmius of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', having the power of SelfDuplication, naturally does this often, such as when he needs to get past the creature guarding a magic key in the Ghost Zone.
28th May '17 11:18:09 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: H.R. Wells uses his face-disguising technology to allow him to take Iris's place when Savitar kills her.]]
22nd Apr '17 4:37:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuikodenII'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Neclord is still alive despite being killed on screen in the first game. With the explanation that he survived as the one you killed was a just a clone he created with his rune powers. This is an obvious {{Retcon}}, as there are no clues to this before his return, but the characters involved in this subplot are [[RuleOfCool cool enough to get away with it]]]]

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* In ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Neclord is still alive despite being killed on screen in the first game. With the explanation that he survived as the one you killed was a just a clone he created with his rune powers. This is an obvious {{Retcon}}, as there are no clues to this before his return, but the characters involved in this subplot are [[RuleOfCool cool enough to get away with it]]]]
23rd Oct '16 11:13:38 AM nombretomado
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* In a sketch on ''TheFastShow'', a king is told by an advisor that barbarians are at the gate, and they'll soon break into the palace to kill the king. The king then points out that his adviser looks rather kingly, gives him his throne and crown, and runs out very quickly.

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* In a sketch on ''TheFastShow'', ''Series/TheFastShow'', a king is told by an advisor that barbarians are at the gate, and they'll soon break into the palace to kill the king. The king then points out that his adviser looks rather kingly, gives him his throne and crown, and runs out very quickly.
10th Sep '16 11:24:04 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' inverts this trope: Szeth the assassin is sent to kill the king, and as he approaches the king's chambers he sees the king being hurriedly shoved into a secret passage while a hulking brute in [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] blocks the way. Szeth fights defensively trying to disable him long enough to dash into the passage after the king, but at the last second realizes that the one getting away is the ''decoy'', and the actual king is the warrior he'd been fighting the whole time.

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' inverts this trope: (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Inverted. Szeth the assassin is sent to kill the king, and as he approaches the king's chambers he sees the king being hurriedly shoved into a secret passage while a hulking brute in [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] blocks the way. Szeth fights defensively defensively, trying to disable him long enough to dash into the passage after the king, but at the last second realizes that the one getting away is the ''decoy'', and the actual king is the warrior he'd been fighting the whole time.
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.
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