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14th Jun '18 1:08:20 PM AjWargo
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** In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: the four villains working for Dr. Eggman are not the real versions, but rather virtual reality constructs created by the Phantom Ruby.]] This trope is technically [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] since [[spoiler: two of the replicas, Zavok and Metal Sonic, were already evil to begin with.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: the four previous villains working for Dr. Eggman are not the real versions, but rather virtual reality constructs created by the Phantom Ruby.]] This trope is technically [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] since [[spoiler: two of the replicas, Zavok and Metal Sonic, were already evil to begin with. Ironically, those are the only two you actually fight- the clones of Chaos and Shadow are dealt with in cutscenes.]]
3rd Jun '18 4:04:57 AM CaptainTedium
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Often a form of LaserGuidedTykebomb. SisterTrope to EvilTwin (evil identical twin), EvilCounterpart (evil character with similar abilities and/or history who took another path), and CriminalDoppelganger (evil IdenticalStranger). Related to MirrorBoss and SixthRangerTraitor. Often, whole teams being cloned results in ThePsychoRangers. If the knockoff turns out to be the manifestation of the hero's inherent evil side, it's an EnemyWithout. Contrast PsychoPrototype, where the hero is the "Good Knockoff".

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Often a form of LaserGuidedTykebomb. SisterTrope to EvilTwin (evil identical twin), EvilCounterpart (evil character with similar abilities and/or history who took another path), and CriminalDoppelganger (evil IdenticalStranger). Related to MirrorBoss (where a video game features a boss fight against an opponent with abilities similar to the player's) and SixthRangerTraitor.SixthRangerTraitor (where a new recruit for the hero team turns out to be an enemy). Often, whole teams being cloned results in ThePsychoRangers. If the knockoff turns out to be the manifestation of the hero's inherent evil side, it's an EnemyWithout. Contrast PsychoPrototype, where the hero is the "Good Knockoff".
2nd Jun '18 10:29:36 PM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'': [[spoiler:Mitch Conner ''wanted'' to make an evil clone of the New Kid to do his bidding, but couldn't acquire enough of the New Kid's DNA to do so, so he just turned Kyle Schwartz into a giant mutant abomination instead.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'': [[spoiler:Mitch Conner Conner]] ''wanted'' to make an evil clone of the New Kid to do his bidding, but couldn't acquire enough of the New Kid's DNA to do so, so he just turned [[spoiler:turned Kyle Schwartz into a giant mutant abomination instead.]]instead]]. Cartman calls out this plan for being derivative of a ton of other superhero films [[spoiler:which means that he's arguing with himself for ripping off other films]].
9th May '18 4:56:57 PM meanmetalmario
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'': [[spoiler:Mitch Conner ''wanted'' to make an evil clone of the New Kid to do his bidding, but couldn't acquire enough of the New Kid's DNA to do so, so he just turned Kyle Schwartz into a giant mutant abomination instead.]]
1st May '18 12:08:08 AM wolftickets1969
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* The two bosses of Mission 7 in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' are [[DumbMuscle dumb]], Abobo-esque clones of Billy and Jimmy called "Bimmy and Jammy.", the former's name referencing a typo in the intro of ''Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones''.

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* The two bosses of Mission 7 in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' are [[DumbMuscle dumb]], Abobo-esque clones of Billy and Jimmy called "Bimmy and Jammy.", the former's name referencing [[ShoutOut referencing]] a [[TyopOnTheCover typo in the intro intro]] of ''Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones''.
1st May '18 12:07:05 AM wolftickets1969
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* The two bosses of Mission 7 in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' are [[DumbMuscle dumb]], Abobo-esque clones of Billy and Jimmy called "Bimmy and Jammy."

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* The two bosses of Mission 7 in ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' are [[DumbMuscle dumb]], Abobo-esque clones of Billy and Jimmy called "Bimmy and Jammy."", the former's name referencing a typo in the intro of ''Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones''.
30th Apr '18 12:36:21 AM Dark_Lord_
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*** The most memorable instance of this trope is her creating her own evil Green Ranger, who nearly defeated the Power Rangers, but had a HeelFaceTurn and became the TropeCodifier and TropeNamer to the SixthRanger tropes. His counterpart in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' averts this trope with him being an AntiHero not in the employ of the villains.
*** Two of Rita Repulsa's plans featured her creating an evil team of Rangers who were defeated within the same episode.
*** Lord Zedd created his own team of Dark Rangers, whose suits looked so bad, they actually looked like knockoffs.

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*** The most memorable instance of this trope is her creating Rita Repulsa turning Tommy Oliver into her own evil Green Ranger, who nearly defeated the Power Rangers, but had a HeelFaceTurn and became the TropeCodifier and TropeNamer to the SixthRanger tropes.trope. His counterpart in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' averts this trope with him being an AntiHero not in the employ of the villains.
*** Two of Rita Repulsa's Rita's plans featured her creating turning a few of her {{Mooks}} into an evil team of Rangers who were defeated within the same episode.
*** Lord Zedd created his own team of Dark Rangers, whose Rangers from a gang of nasty bullies. Their suits looked so bad, they actually looked like resembled knockoffs.
29th Apr '18 11:15:07 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Almost ''every'' team has an episode in which the BigBad creates [[ThePsychoRangers bad Rangers]]. The Jungle Fury season did a variation on it, with the "Five Fingers of Poison," poisonous animal-based Monsters Of The Week, as an EvilCounterpart team rather than an EvilTwin team. They even got a morph phrase and poses. Later in the series, we have The Spirit Rangers, senior members of the Rangers' order, with original suits and attacks based on the masters' own animal spirits. Naturally, the masters are freed from {{Brainwashing}} and the baddies now have ''eight'' rangers to deal with.
** The [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers original series]] did this most memorably in "Return of the Green Ranger" when White Ranger [[GodModeSue Tommy]] was cloned and the clone became the Green Ranger.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' had an evil knockoff of the White Ranger after the original evil one did a HeelFaceTurn.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and its adaptation ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' are no strangers to this trope; Almost ''every'' team series has an episode in which the BigBad creates [[ThePsychoRangers bad Rangers]]. Rangers]].
** MightyMorphinPowerRangers did this a few times:
***
The Jungle Fury season did a variation on it, with most memorable instance of this trope is her creating her own evil Green Ranger, who nearly defeated the "Five Fingers of Poison," poisonous animal-based Monsters Of The Week, as an EvilCounterpart team rather than an EvilTwin team. They even got a morph phrase and poses. Later in the series, we have The Spirit Power Rangers, senior members but had a HeelFaceTurn and became the TropeCodifier and TropeNamer to the SixthRanger tropes. His counterpart in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' averts this trope with him being an AntiHero not in the employ of the Rangers' order, with original villains.
*** Two of Rita Repulsa's plans featured her creating an evil team of Rangers who were defeated within the same episode.
*** Lord Zedd created his own team of Dark Rangers, whose
suits and attacks based on the masters' own animal spirits. Naturally, the masters are freed from {{Brainwashing}} and the baddies now have ''eight'' rangers to deal with.
** The [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers original series]] did this most memorably in
looked so bad, they actually looked like knockoffs.
*** In
"Return of the Green Ranger" when White Ranger [[GodModeSue Tommy]] Tommy was cloned and the clone became the Green Ranger.
** Subverted in ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger''. Near the end of the series, the villains create a team of evil rangers, the Jaden Sentai Nejiranger. But the suits these rangers wear are actually the prototypes to the Megarangers' suits. ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' plays this trope straight, by featuring the TropeNamer to the PsychoRangers trope.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' had an evil knockoff of the White Ranger after the original evil one did a HeelFaceTurn. Interesting to note is that the white ranger of ''Dino Thunder's'' source material, ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', was an evil ranger for the majority of the series. The evil knockoff in ''Power Rangers'' was actually a way to utilize the footage of the White Ranger fighting against the others, despite already having his HeelFaceTurn.
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' and ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' did a variation on it, with the "Five Venom Fist/Five Fingers of Poison," poisonous animal-based Monsters Of The Week, as an EvilCounterpart team rather than an EvilTwin team. They even got a morph phrase and poses.
** Exclusive to ''Jungle Fury'' are the Spirit Rangers, senior members of the Rangers' order, with original suits and attacks based on the masters' own animal spirits. Naturally, the masters are freed from {{Brainwashing}} and the baddies now have ''eight'' rangers to deal with.
** The villains in ''Series/DobutsuSentaiZyuohger'' create their own evil ranger named Zyuoh The World. The main team of rangers consist of four beastmen who draw power from their own animal halves and one human who got his powers by having a beastmen voluntarily transfer his powers to him. The evil ranger is created by forcibly transferring the souls of three beastmen into one human.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' is an interesting series, as it features multiple subversions:
*** Isaka, the first BigBad of the series created his own version of the Rider Systems the heroes of the show use. He even abducts the creator of the originals, forcing him to work on this new suit. Unfortunately for Isaka, he dies before he can see this suit in use. Ultimately, the suit falls in the hands of the good guys, being used by [[SecondRider Fourth Rider]].
*** Another villain creates cyborg-like creatures known as Trials. Two of which are created using [=DNA=] and combat data from two of the Kamen Riders, resulting in them using an identical fighting style.
*** TheMovie features a trio of Riders who are knockoffs of the original Riders. While not intended to be this trope, this trio acts very antagonistic towards the originals, to the point of picking actual fights with them, resulting a subversion of this trope. [[spoiler: One of them is even revealed to be a real villain]]
** ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' has one in the form of Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto. The villains of this series are an alien race known as the Worm, who are able to perfectly copy any human being they set their eyes on. One of these creatures managed to copy Souji Tendou, the main character and got in possession of a darker version of Tendou's suit.
27th Mar '18 11:03:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'', the two-part episode "Iron Man to the Second Power" had M.O.D.O.K. create a robotic duplicate of Iron Man in a plan to frame the hero for plaguing the world with the Dark water virus.
15th Mar '18 11:19:06 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'': A doppelganger of Sun Wukong was the VillainOfTheWeek once, though rather than fighting, Sun had to find somebody who could tell them apart -- and not even the gods could differentiate them.



** Evil is a bit of a strong word for [[AntiHero this guy]], but in Episode of 31 of ''Series/UltramanDyna'', the alien brawler Gregorl-Man comes to Earth in hopes of getting the opportunity to battle Ultraman Dyna, and does so by transforming himself into a lookalike of the hero. However, fina opponent Zelganoid can definitely be considered evil, being the result of the [[BigBad Sphires]] taking over the body of a robot duplicate of Dyna built as a replacement by humans.
** Algyuros from ''Series/UltramanGaia'' is a [[SiliconBasedLife Silicon-Based]]{{Shapeshifter}} that normally resembles a mass of liquid metal. However to battle AntiHero Ultraman Agul, it transforms itself into a replica of Agul. Later on, corrupted supercomputer Meemos transforms itself into a lookalike of Ultraman Gaia by using data on the hero.
** In ''Series/UltramanCosmos'', the BigBad Chaos creates Chaos Ultraman to battle the title hero. Episode 23 also featured a {{kaiju}} named Gelworm that transforms itself into a Cosmos lookalike when it manages to absorb some of Cosmos' DNA.

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** Evil is a bit of a strong word for [[AntiHero this guy]], but in Episode of 31 of ''Series/UltramanDyna'', the alien brawler Gregorl-Man comes to Earth in hopes of getting the opportunity to battle Ultraman Dyna, and does so by transforming himself into a lookalike of the hero. However, fina opponent Zelganoid from the finale can definitely be considered evil, being the result of the [[BigBad Sphires]] Spheres]] taking over the body of a robot duplicate of Dyna built as a replacement by humans.
** Algyuros from ''Series/UltramanGaia'' is a [[SiliconBasedLife Silicon-Based]]{{Shapeshifter}} Silicon-Based]] {{Shapeshifter}} that normally resembles a mass of liquid metal. However to battle AntiHero Ultraman Agul, it transforms itself into a replica of called Fake Agul. Later on, corrupted supercomputer Meemos transforms itself into a lookalike of Ultraman Gaia by using data on the hero.
** In ''Series/UltramanCosmos'', the BigBad Chaos creates Header transforms into Chaos Ultraman to battle the title hero.hero several times ater managing to steal some of Cosmos' light from Musashi's TransformationTrinket. Episode 23 also featured a {{kaiju}} named Gelworm that transforms itself into a Cosmos lookalike when it manages to absorb some of Cosmos' DNA.
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