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3rd Jul '16 5:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* The Makuta Bitil from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' wears a Mohtrek; or in layman's terms: A [[MaskPower Mask]] of Time Duplication. When mentally triggered it summons different versions of the user from different points in time into the present. These duplicates are just as strong as the original was or will be at that point in time. When dismissed, the duplicates will return to the very same moment they left, meaning that no one will have seen them suddenly vanish and reappear. They also lose their memory of what happened while summoned to avoid any whacky [[TemporalParadox time paradoxes]]. The downside? The summoned duplicates will return to their time with all the physical evidence of the summoning intact, meaning that if you get wounded, that wound will seem to have suddenly appeared on you somewhere in time. And if one gets killed... all version past that one [[MindScrew gets erased from time, as if they were never there]]. So a past version of you gets killed, and you cease to exist; even in the memories of those you were fighting, and all the people you have ever met. [[OhCrap Whoops.]]

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* The Makuta Bitil from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' wears a Mohtrek; or in layman's terms: A [[MaskPower Mask]] of Time Duplication. When mentally triggered it summons different versions of the user from different points in time into the present. These duplicates are just as strong as the original was or will be at that point in time. When dismissed, the duplicates will return to the very same moment they left, meaning that no one will have seen them suddenly vanish and reappear. They also lose their memory of what happened while summoned to avoid any whacky [[TemporalParadox time paradoxes]]. The downside? The summoned duplicates will return to their time with all the physical evidence of the summoning intact, meaning that if you get wounded, that wound will seem to have suddenly appeared on you somewhere in time. And if one gets killed... all version past that one [[MindScrew gets erased from time, as if they were never there]]. So a past version of you gets killed, and you cease to exist; even in the memories of those you were fighting, and all the people you have ever met. [[OhCrap Whoops.]]
25th Jun '16 8:46:55 PM nombretomado
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* It seems like every wizard miniboss in ''BaldursGate'' fights with the mirror image spell, meaning you need to do at least one attack on him per image he creates before you can touch him again. All while he's launching off his own spells. The quickest way to strip this off of him is with a magic missile spell or two, but it's still massively annoying, especially if they use fear or charms on your party (which most do).

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* It seems like every wizard miniboss in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' fights with the mirror image spell, meaning you need to do at least one attack on him per image he creates before you can touch him again. All while he's launching off his own spells. The quickest way to strip this off of him is with a magic missile spell or two, but it's still massively annoying, especially if they use fear or charms on your party (which most do).
14th Jun '16 9:15:34 AM StFan
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* ''Multiple Man'' from ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''. Especially recently as his clones tend to reflect part of the typical human personality. His libido manifested with a clone and much sex (not with clones) ensued.
* The Makuta Bitil from ''{{Bionicle}}'' wears a Mohtrek; or in layman's terms: A [[MaskPower Mask]] of Time Duplication. When mentally triggered it summons different versions of the user from different points in time into the present. These duplicates are just as strong as the original was or will be at that point in time. When dismissed, the duplicates will return to the very same moment they left, meaning that no one will have seen them suddenly vanish and reappear. They also lose their memory of what happened while summoned to avoid any whacky [[TemporalParadox time paradoxes]]. The downside? The summoned duplicates will return to their time with all the physical evidence of the summoning intact, meaning that if you get wounded, that wound will seem to have suddenly appeared on you somewhere in time. And if one gets killed... all version past that one [[MindScrew gets erased from time, as if they were never there]]. So a past version of you gets killed, and you cease to exist; even in the memories of those you were fighting, and all the people you have ever met. [[OhCrap Whoops.]]

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* ''Multiple Man'' from ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''.''ComicBook/XFactor''. Especially recently as his clones tend to reflect part of the typical human personality. His libido manifested with a clone and much sex (not with clones) ensued.
* The Makuta Bitil from ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' wears a Mohtrek; or in layman's terms: A [[MaskPower Mask]] of Time Duplication. When mentally triggered it summons different versions of the user from different points in time into the present. These duplicates are just as strong as the original was or will be at that point in time. When dismissed, the duplicates will return to the very same moment they left, meaning that no one will have seen them suddenly vanish and reappear. They also lose their memory of what happened while summoned to avoid any whacky [[TemporalParadox time paradoxes]]. The downside? The summoned duplicates will return to their time with all the physical evidence of the summoning intact, meaning that if you get wounded, that wound will seem to have suddenly appeared on you somewhere in time. And if one gets killed... all version past that one [[MindScrew gets erased from time, as if they were never there]]. So a past version of you gets killed, and you cease to exist; even in the memories of those you were fighting, and all the people you have ever met. [[OhCrap Whoops.]]



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this effect whenever there's a StableTimeLoop, usually surrounding Agent Wyoming. For Church, it allowed him to figure out the solution to the time bomb crisis. Wyoming had been using it for much longer, and knew ''how'' to use it. When Tucker told Church that Wyoming had been putting them through such a time loop, Church remembered his experience (and doppelgängers), and realized Wyoming must be using this trope. [[RightBehindMe Naturally, they collided with an army of Wyomings]] [[PlayedForLaughs two seconds
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* [[spoiler:Jin Mo-Ri]] of ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool'' uses this in conjunction with his MagicStaff to wipe out 99.7% of an invading angel army in less than thirty seconds.



* In ''TrintonChronicles'' has Aurora who can make clones of herself to run around and perform multiple attacks against a single target.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this effect whenever there's a StableTimeLoop, usually surrounding Agent Wyoming. For Church, it allowed him to figure out the solution to the time bomb crisis. Wyoming had been using it for much longer, and knew ''how'' to use it. When Tucker told Church that Wyoming had been putting them through such a time loop, Church remembered his experience (and doppelgängers), and realized Wyoming must be using this trope. [[RightBehindMe Naturally, they collided with an army of Wyomings]] [[PlayedForLaughs two seconds later]].
* [[spoiler: Jin Mo-Ri]] of Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool uses this in conjunction with his MagicStaff to wipe out 99.7% of an invading angel army in less than thirty seconds.

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* In ''TrintonChronicles'' ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' has Aurora who can make clones of herself to run around and perform multiple attacks against a single target.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this effect whenever there's a StableTimeLoop, usually surrounding Agent Wyoming. For Church, it allowed him to figure out the solution to the time bomb crisis. Wyoming had been using it for much longer, and knew ''how'' to use it. When Tucker told Church that Wyoming had been putting them through such a time loop, Church remembered his experience (and doppelgängers), and realized Wyoming must be using this trope. [[RightBehindMe Naturally, they collided with an army of Wyomings]] [[PlayedForLaughs two seconds later]].
* [[spoiler: Jin Mo-Ri]] of Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool uses this in conjunction with his MagicStaff to wipe out 99.7% of an invading angel army in less than thirty seconds.
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** He showed up again in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague and got the drop on the Flash, who was used to Mirror Master's DoppelgangerSpin and wasn't expecting the "illusions" to throw a punch.

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** * He showed up again in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague and got the drop on the Flash, who was used to Mirror Master's DoppelgangerSpin and wasn't expecting the "illusions" to throw a punch.



* Nabu from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' may have this ability, but it is unclear whether the duplicates are solid or not. In a fight against Darcy, he was able to attack all of her illusion copies this way.

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Nabu from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' may have this ability, but it is unclear whether the duplicates are solid or not. In a fight against Darcy, he was able to attack all of her illusion copies this way.



* ''TheTick'' animated episode "The Tick Loves Santa" features a villainous thief in a Santa Claus costume who aquires the ability to create multiple clones of himself by absorbing electricity. Connecting himself directly to a generator at the hydroelectric power plant, he spawns hundreds of clones almost instantly.
--> '''TheTick''': "[[IncrediblyLamePun It's a YULE-TIDE!]]"

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* ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' animated episode "The Tick Loves Santa" features a villainous thief in a Santa Claus costume who aquires the ability to create multiple clones of himself by absorbing electricity. Connecting himself directly to a generator at the hydroelectric power plant, he spawns hundreds of clones almost instantly.
--> '''TheTick''': "[[IncrediblyLamePun -->'''The Tick:''' [[{{Pun}} It's a YULE-TIDE!]]"



26th May '16 7:41:21 AM Petricareless
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* The entire PREMISE of KirbyMassAttack. Kirby is split into ten copies of himself by the BigBad Necrodeus, and goes off to save Dreamland and become one whole Kirby once more. You initially start off with one Kirby, but gain more as you pick up fruit.

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* The entire PREMISE of KirbyMassAttack.''Videogame/{{KirbyMassAttack}}''. Kirby is split into ten copies of himself by the BigBad Necrodeus, and goes off to save Dreamland and become one whole Kirby once more. You initially start off with one Kirby, but gain more as you pick up fruit.
26th May '16 7:39:59 AM Petricareless
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* The entire PREMISE of KirbyMassAttack. Kirby is split into ten copies of himself by the BigBad Necrodeus, and goes off to save Dreamland and become one whole Kirby once more. You initially start off with one Kirby, but gain more as you pick up fruit.
26th May '16 1:59:09 AM jerodast
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** As of the latest expansion, Mage players can also perform their own Doppelganger Attack by summoning 3 to 4 copies of themselves able to cast basic spells.

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** As of the latest expansion, Mage players can also perform their own Doppelganger Attack by summoning 3 to 4 copies of themselves able to cast basic spells.
21st May '16 5:02:26 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Gharnef uses this ability when you face him for the last time in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]''. The real one is invulnerable to all attacks save the Starlight spell (which you may or may not have), while the clones can be damaged as normal. One way to tell which is the real one is to use the Earthsphere, which deals 13 damage to everything on the field... except for the real Gharnef.
20th May '16 8:41:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Suzaku, an early Big Bad from ''YuYuHakusho'', could create seven identical copies of himself, each with all of his strength. In stark violation of the Law of Conservation of Energy, he could then reabsorb those copies to completely replenish his strength, enabling him to fight forever, until [[spoiler: Yusuke kills all the clones and damages the remaining clone's antenna, so he can no longer control his aura. As a result the one remaining clone is rendered powerless and possibly dies, though his fate is never actually addressed.]]

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* Suzaku, an early Big Bad from ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', could create seven identical copies of himself, each with all of his strength. In stark violation of the Law of Conservation of Energy, he could then reabsorb those copies to completely replenish his strength, enabling him to fight forever, until [[spoiler: Yusuke kills all the clones and damages the remaining clone's antenna, so he can no longer control his aura. As a result the one remaining clone is rendered powerless and possibly dies, though his fate is never actually addressed.]]
29th Apr '16 6:58:28 AM cybertoy0
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', both this and its sister trope, DoppelgangerSpin, appear occasionally. Some characters, like Tenshinhan/Tien, Piccolo, and Cell can divide their bodies into weaker physical copies to employ special fighting strategies. Piccolo also uses it to spar with himself when there's no suitably strong partner available.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', both this and its sister trope, DoppelgangerSpin, appear occasionally. occasionally;
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Some characters, like Tenshinhan/Tien, Piccolo, and Cell can divide their bodies into weaker physical copies to employ special fighting strategies. Piccolo also uses it to spar with himself when there's no suitably strong partner available.available.
** Sgt. Purple of the Red Ribbon Army subverts this; While he claims he can do this, he's actually part of a set of identical septuplets, who pretend to be this trope.
19th Mar '16 9:36:01 AM nombretomado
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* Gruntilda in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: [[RevengeOfTheSequel Grunty's Revenge]]'', after her Mecha Grunty suit is destroyed. Klungo also does it in ''Banjo-Tooie'' if he drinks the blue potion before the fight.

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* Gruntilda in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}: ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: [[RevengeOfTheSequel Grunty's Revenge]]'', after her Mecha Grunty suit is destroyed. Klungo also does it in ''Banjo-Tooie'' if he drinks the blue potion before the fight.
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