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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.
8th Sep '16 3:06:35 AM Elfkaiser
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* Due to being defective, ''[[VideoGame/{{Battleborn}} Battleborn's]]'' Whiskey Foxtrot and the clone batch he came from were treated as such by their superiors according to one of his lore challenges. As an early galahadrim clone batch that came out wrong, they were be discarded. However as that was being done, Whiskey Foxtrot proved to be a specimen hard to destroy. He was quite wily and despite the best efforts of his superiors, was able to evade murder containment by even their best men. While his degree of evasiveness would normally be quite desirable among UPR recruits, his superiors deemed him unsuitable for joint operations and he was reassigned to the UPR dining facilities at least until they could figure out what to do with him. He would later desert this post and join the Rogues for the crap he was put through.
7th Sep '16 10:39:25 AM Degoragon
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* The MLP/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 MLP/StarCraft ''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.
6th Sep '16 9:20:24 PM Degoragon
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* The MLP/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.
23rd Jul '16 1:59:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* The clones of P.B. Winterbottom in ''TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'' which are only there to get him his pie. They disappear once they're done.

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* The clones of P.B. Winterbottom in ''TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'' ''VideoGame/TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'' which are only there to get him his pie. They disappear once they're done.



* ''EVEOnline'' subverts (Averts?) this, as clones are a way to cheat death, but each one is equally valuable, and forgetting to keep them updated results in losing knowledge you've learned, requiring you to spend time re-learning it. Compounded by the fact that EVE trains skills ''in real time.''

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* ''EVEOnline'' ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' subverts (Averts?) this, as clones are a way to cheat death, but each one is equally valuable, and forgetting to keep them updated results in losing knowledge you've learned, requiring you to spend time re-learning it. Compounded by the fact that EVE trains skills ''in real time.''
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