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11th Oct '17 3:54:07 AM Arvaus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', Quine has a BodyBackupDrive, which leads him to take deadly risks, and to be treated by the other characters, especially Vanderbeam, as an expendable {{Redshirt}}.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', Quine has a BodyBackupDrive, which leads him to take deadly risks, and to be treated by the other characters, especially Vanderbeam, as an expendable {{Redshirt}}.
9th Oct '17 10:49:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/OldMansWar The Ghost Brigades]]'', the BigBad is a traitorous human scientist, who fakes his death by creating a clone of himself and then killing him. The truth is only discovered during the autopsy, when someone notices that the dead body's bones are in too good a condition, especially since the "deceased" is known to have broken a few bones throughout his life, which means there should have been traces of that. He also backs up his consciousness on a computer. Desperate for answers, someone suggests creating another clone of the traitor and having the consciousness downloaded into it (it would be pointless to do it with a non-matching brain, as the neural pathways would be all wrong). An almost-clone (an enhanced special forces soldier) is created and is given the name Jared Dirac. However, he has no memory of the original. [[spoiler:He eventually recovers some of the memories and manages to track down the traitor. The traitor himself treats Dirac as this trope, deciding to transfer his current consciousness into Dirac in order to infiltrate the Colonial Defense Force and spread his virus. However, Dirac manages to set up a ThanatosGambit that results in the traitor dying minutes after the transfer is complete (Dirac's mind is erased in the process)]].
8th Oct '17 7:24:17 PM WaveSwallow
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* The Box More robots from ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' are mass produced {{Mook}}s, and the ones sent by Boxman to attack the Plaza appear to be [[RemoteBody remote controlled]] from the servers at the factory, so when one is destroyed, another one comes of the assembly line and picks up where the previous one left off.
24th Sep '17 9:50:22 AM thatother1dude
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* Invoked in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], when Ponyville is overrun with several dozen magic copies of Pinkie Pie. Twilight Sparkle finds a spell to banish the copies; though she hesitates to use it for fear of banishing the original, she has no qualms about using it on the clones.

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* Invoked in In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], when Ponyville is overrun with several dozen magic copies of Pinkie Pie. Twilight Sparkle finds a spell to banish the copies; though she hesitates to use it for fear of banishing the original, she has no qualms about using it on the clones.
29th Jul '17 1:26:09 AM thatother1dude
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* Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are [[HiveCasteSystem a coalition of several]] {{Clone Arm|y}}ies. The Gem Homeworld's leadership treat them all as various degrees of [[WeHaveReserves expendable]], valuing each individual gem less the more of their type are around. Rubies in particular are common gems used as {{Redshirt}}s, and when a Ruby and a Sapphire (a much rarer gem) committed a crime, only the Ruby was told she'd be punished.
28th May '17 9:55:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** This plot was cannibalized to make the ''Series/LoisAndClark'' episode "Vat Man." (It was one of several ''Flash'' episodes to receive this treatment.)

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** * This plot was cannibalized to make the ''Series/LoisAndClark'' episode "Vat Man." (It was one of several ''Flash'' episodes to receive this treatment.)
26th May '17 10:24:39 PM FuzzyBoots
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%% * ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'': Penny's plan to extricate herself from her Bad Penny persona is to construct a robotic duplicate, copy her consciousness into it, and then set it up to be defeated. She doesn't really think through what will happen to the duplicate afterwards...

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%% * ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'': Penny's plan to extricate herself from her Bad Penny persona is to construct a robotic duplicate, copy her consciousness into it, and then set it up to be defeated. She doesn't really think through what will happen to the duplicate afterwards...
26th May '17 10:31:01 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'': Penny's plan to extricate herself from her Bad Penny persona is to construct a robotic duplicate, copy her consciousness into it, and then set it up to be defeated. She doesn't really think through what will happen to the duplicate afterwards...

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%% * ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'': Penny's plan to extricate herself from her Bad Penny persona is to construct a robotic duplicate, copy her consciousness into it, and then set it up to be defeated. She doesn't really think through what will happen to the duplicate afterwards...
25th May '17 8:10:27 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'': Penny's plan to extricate herself from her Bad Penny persona is to construct a robotic duplicate, copy her consciousness into it, and then set it up to be defeated. She doesn't really think through what will happen to the duplicate afterwards...
16th May '17 9:21:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': This is how Zoom treats his time remnants. One of them [[spoiler:is Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth 2]], whom he has to convince to allow himself to be murdered to further Zoom's goals. The other time, Zoom creates a remnant (by traveling back in time a split second) to get Barry to kill him in anger, thus becoming a monster like Zoom. When Barry hesitates, Zoom kills his remnant himself. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Barry creates a time remnant using the same trick and battles Zoom, while the remnant performs a HeroicSacrifice to stop Zoom's DoomsdayDevice. To their credit, everyone treats Barry's remnant as a real person and a hero, not as a disposable copy]].

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': This is how Zoom treats his time remnants. One of them [[spoiler:is Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth 2]], whom he has to convince to allow himself to be murdered to further Zoom's goals. The other time, Zoom creates a remnant (by traveling back in time a split second) to get Barry to kill him in anger, thus becoming a monster like Zoom. When Barry hesitates, Zoom kills his remnant himself. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Barry creates a time remnant using the same trick and battles Zoom, while the remnant performs a HeroicSacrifice to stop Zoom's DoomsdayDevice. To their credit, everyone treats Barry's remnant as a real person and a hero, not as a disposable copy]]. Unfortunately, also played straight with [[spoiler:Future!Barry's time remnant, the only remnant to survive the failed attempt at saving Iris from Savitar. The original Barry and all the others treat the surviving remnant like crap, not seeing him as a real person, forgetting that Iris's death has hurt him just as badly as the original Barry. Eventually, the pain is too much, and he decides that the only way to be rid of it is to become a god - [[StableTimeLoop Savitar]]]].
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