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26th Jan '17 7:47:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Atlas and later Jakobs treats their clones in this manner. They are given high-tech equipment, but they are mostly cannon fodder, especially against the [[spoiler:Flood]]. The Prime Clone, Athena, is an inversion of this trope--everyone considers her valuable for their own reasons (the heroes because, [[CaptainObvious well...]] and the villains due to her ability to be copied quickly without error).

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Atlas and later Jakobs treats their clones in this manner. They are given high-tech equipment, but they are mostly cannon fodder, especially against the [[spoiler:Flood]]. The Prime Clone, Athena, is an inversion of this trope--everyone considers her valuable for their own reasons (the heroes because, [[CaptainObvious well...]] and the villains due to her ability to be copied quickly without error).



* The ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [=/=]''StarCraft'' crossover Fanfic ''Fanfic/TheKopruluSector'' has varying levels of this, mainly in the Imperial Dominion, the faction responsible for the clones in the first place. Many of the non cloned citizens treat the clones as second class citizens and tend to separate themselves from the clone population, some even [[UncannyValley creeped out]] about possibly meeting "themselves" in another city, even the government tends to not have much love for them, originally created merely to boost their empires population numbers. The other factions seem more accepting of them, particularly the Kel-Morian combine and the new Kala. One of the protagonists in the story, the Kel-Morian pegasus Rainbow Dash, even has a clone as an adopted "Sister", who she named Jet Stream, that she rescued from slavery by her former employer. [[ArtificialHuman Jet Stream ]] herself laments on her being a clone, which angers Rainbow Dash due to her seeing Jet Stream as an equal.

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* The ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [=/=]''StarCraft'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [=/=]''VideoGame/StarCraft'' crossover Fanfic ''Fanfic/TheKopruluSector'' has varying levels of this, mainly in the Imperial Dominion, the faction responsible for the clones in the first place. Many of the non cloned citizens treat the clones as second class citizens and tend to separate themselves from the clone population, some even [[UncannyValley creeped out]] about possibly meeting "themselves" in another city, even the government tends to not have much love for them, originally created merely to boost their empires population numbers. The other factions seem more accepting of them, particularly the Kel-Morian combine and the new Kala. One of the protagonists in the story, the Kel-Morian pegasus Rainbow Dash, even has a clone as an adopted "Sister", who she named Jet Stream, that she rescued from slavery by her former employer. [[ArtificialHuman Jet Stream ]] herself laments on her being a clone, which angers Rainbow Dash due to her seeing Jet Stream as an equal.
26th Dec '16 11:17:22 AM Prime32
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** This is made even worse with the revelation that [[spoiler:the Accelerator experiment was always intended to be scrapped. The real plan was to distribute 10,000 Mikoto clones around the world, then take advantage of their HiveMind in order to create a combined supercomputer and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve belief generator]]. That is, 20,000 clones were produced so that they could kill half of them as a ''smokescreen'', then get the survivors into position under the excuse of medical treatment.]]
19th Dec '16 7:49:16 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} replicates Doomsday and creates dozens of clones. They are sensibly weaker than the original and -relatively- easily killable, and their only purpose is keeping the heroes distracted while Darkseid kidnaps Kara -Supergirl-. ''Batman'' has no trouble ''killing them'' because "they are not alive".

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'':
Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} replicates Doomsday and creates dozens of clones. They are sensibly weaker than the original and -relatively- easily killable, and their only purpose is keeping the heroes distracted while Darkseid kidnaps Kara -Supergirl-. ''Batman'' has no trouble ''killing them'' because "they are not alive".alive".
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} her second solo book]]'' Supergirl fights a clone of life-drainer super-villain Parasite, endowed to transmit any powers he stole to the real Parasite to trick Franchise/{{Superman}}. After fighting Supergirl his cells fall apart and his body dissolves.
** Averted in a classic story with a Supergirl’s clone who only wants to live a normal life, and original Linda promises help her.
16th Dec '16 4:24:24 AM Tron80
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* Spidey's enemy [[ProfessionalKiller the Foreigner]] did a variation of this (that combined the Trope with WeHaveReserves) before the Clone Saga with his super-agents, and the project was picked up by Justin Hammer after he took over the Foreigner's organization. The villain would pay mercenaries to undergo enhancements that gave them super-powers, not mentioning that these treatments made them so utterly loyal that they'd activate a self-destruct mechanism in their armor if they were in danger of failure or capture by authorities. If that happened to one of them, his memories and personality would be downloaded into the next volunteer to receive the treatment, replacing previous ones. Thus, the next one would know any information learned by his predecessor, ''including'' every past failure and death. (The idea was to help them avoid whatever mistakes had led to them.)

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* Spidey's In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} replicates Doomsday and creates dozens of clones. They are sensibly weaker than the original and -relatively- easily killable, and their only purpose is keeping the heroes distracted while Darkseid kidnaps Kara -Supergirl-. ''Batman'' has no trouble ''killing them'' because "they are not alive".
* Franchise/SpiderMan's
enemy [[ProfessionalKiller the Foreigner]] did a variation of this (that combined the Trope with WeHaveReserves) before the Clone Saga with his super-agents, and the project was picked up by Justin Hammer after he took over the Foreigner's organization. The villain would pay mercenaries to undergo enhancements that gave them super-powers, not mentioning that these treatments made them so utterly loyal that they'd activate a self-destruct mechanism in their armor if they were in danger of failure or capture by authorities. If that happened to one of them, his memories and personality would be downloaded into the next volunteer to receive the treatment, replacing previous ones. Thus, the next one would know any information learned by his predecessor, ''including'' every past failure and death. (The idea was to help them avoid whatever mistakes had led to them.)
8th Nov '16 11:13:42 AM skadooshbag
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Fridgelogic may reveal, however, that given how impossible chemically assembling a single amoeba would be, anyone willing to devote the ''astronomical'' funds and recources needed to create clones using ordinary science would consider them anything ''but'' expendable.
21st Oct '16 9:05:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Gendo and Ritsuko definitely treated Rei like a replaceable and expendable tool, but she revealed Shinji that each Rei clone is a different person with a different soul.

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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Gendo and Ritsuko definitely treated After having been used to the idea she could be replaced if she died, Rei like a replaceable and expendable tool, but she revealed Shinji spends much time contemplating her own mortality after her BodyBackupDrive was put out of commission by Ritsuko, meaning that each Rei clone she is effectively OutOfContinues. She has also come to realize that she actually is a quite different person with a different soul.from her predecessor, despite looking like her and having her memory.
12th Oct '16 11:19:08 AM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/{{The Racket-Rotter Chronicles}}'': The Builder has their store of "Julians". While they don't like the Julians dying suddenly, they're grown simply for them to mess around with or eat.

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* ''Fanfic/{{The Racket-Rotter Chronicles}}'': ''Fanfic/TheRacketRotterChronicles'': The Builder has their store of "Julians". While they don't like the Julians dying suddenly, they're grown simply for them to mess around with or eat.



* TimothyZahn kickstarted the old ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' (now ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with no knowledge of the cloning system that would be used years later in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', so his clones are grown quickly in "Spaarti cylinders" and can be programmed with the original's memories (though the quality of the memory transfer is said to be somewhat variable, accounting for any personality differences that might crop up between the clone and the original). Some other EU authors took this idea up and had various high-ranking Imperials have possession of their own personal cylinders. The most notable one is [[Literature/XWingSeries Ysanne Isard]], who would send out her clone, who believed herself to be the original, to do jobs she could entrust to no one else. When the job was done, she would have the clone killed and prepare another, updating her memories. When a clone survives, she goes so far as to arrange an EnemyMine with her worst enemy, revealing that she ''isn't'' dead, to take her down. [[spoiler:This doesn't work out quite as well as Isard intended; the missing clone is killed, but her enemies figure out exactly how she's planning to double-cross them.]]

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* TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn kickstarted the old ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' (now ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'') with no knowledge of the cloning system that would be used years later in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', so his clones are grown quickly in "Spaarti cylinders" and can be programmed with the original's memories (though the quality of the memory transfer is said to be somewhat variable, accounting for any personality differences that might crop up between the clone and the original). Some other EU authors took this idea up and had various high-ranking Imperials have possession of their own personal cylinders. The most notable one is [[Literature/XWingSeries Ysanne Isard]], who would send out her clone, who believed herself to be the original, to do jobs she could entrust to no one else. When the job was done, she would have the clone killed and prepare another, updating her memories. When a clone survives, she goes so far as to arrange an EnemyMine with her worst enemy, revealing that she ''isn't'' dead, to take her down. [[spoiler:This doesn't work out quite as well as Isard intended; the missing clone is killed, but her enemies figure out exactly how she's planning to double-cross them.]]



-->'''Leela:''' You're actually on time! That's so unlike you.
-->'''Fry:''' That was the old Fry. He's dead now.

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-->'''Leela:''' --->'''Leela:''' You're actually on time! That's so unlike you.
-->'''Fry:'''
you.\\
'''Fry:'''
That was the old Fry. He's dead now.
21st Sep '16 7:38:41 AM LondonKdS
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* Deconstructed in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' story "Blood and Ice", in which the Twelfth Doctor and Clara encounter a previously unseen Clara splinter, for the first time since Clara created them in the TV episode "The Name of the Doctor". Clara is suddenly hit with the realisation that she could have created a large number of young women solely that they would die for the Doctor. Things are resolved when the splinter survives the events of the story, proving that not all of them had to sacrifice their lives.
11th Sep '16 7:43:11 PM kikiandlala
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* In ''TabletopGame/CarWars'', people with enough wealth can purchase clones of themselves with semi-regular brain taping. In the event of the original or an older clone getting killed, the latest clone can take their place with little issue.
9th Sep '16 8:31:32 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/DarkMatter'' Transfer Transit makes a clone in a different star system with a three-day lifespan. If they make it back to "recycling" their memories are transmitted back to the original, if not the original just wakes up.
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