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30th Oct '16 10:03:56 PM Gingerkitteh
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** In ''System Shock 2'' it's called a ""Quantum Bio-Reconstruction Machine." So more of a clone box, not a teleporter.

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** In ''System Shock 2'' it's called a ""Quantum "Quantum Bio-Reconstruction Machine." So more of a clone box, not a teleporter.
1st Oct '16 1:37:49 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler: Fate Testarossa]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was developed as a ReplacementGoldfish shortly after the originals' death. [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent It didn't go exactly as planned,]] [[AbusiveParents and her creator wasn't thrilled.]]

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* [[spoiler: Fate Testarossa]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was developed as a ReplacementGoldfish shortly after the originals' death. [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent It didn't go exactly as planned,]] [[AbusiveParents and her creator wasn't thrilled.]]
27th Sep '16 1:10:27 AM PaulA
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** The title character of ''Joshua, Son of None'' is a clone of JFK, whose upbringing and experiences are "managed" in a similar manner by his creators. The plan starts to go off the rails when he discovers this.

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** * The title character of ''Joshua, Son of None'' by Nancy Freedman is a clone of JFK, whose upbringing and experiences are "managed" in a similar manner by his creators. The plan starts to go off the rails when he discovers this.
11th Sep '16 8:25:58 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's short story "Fat Farm": People believe that they're signing up for a miraculous procedure that restores them to perfect health and youth. What really happens, of course, is that they're cloned, their memories are implanted into the clone body, and the clone leaves believing they're the original while the original is [[MadeASlave put into a forced labor camp]].

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's short story "Fat Farm": Farm", collected in ''Literature/MapsInAMirror'': People believe that they're signing up for a miraculous procedure that restores them to perfect health and youth. What really happens, of course, happens is that they're cloned, their memories are implanted into the clone body, and the clone leaves believing they're the original while the original is [[MadeASlave put into a forced labor camp]].
3rd Sep '16 3:47:56 PM zarpaulus
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* The teleporter in [[http://redspaceblues.com/ Red Space Blues]] has a significant delay between copying and "clean-up", which is [[http://redspaceblues.com/?comic=red-space-blues-10 rather messy too]].

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* The teleporter in [[http://redspaceblues.com/ Red Space Blues]] ''Webcomic/RedSpaceBlues'' has a significant delay between copying and "clean-up", which is [[http://redspaceblues.com/?comic=red-space-blues-10 rather messy too]].
7th Aug '16 5:42:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* [[spoiler: Fate Testarossa]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was developed as a ReplacementGoldfish shortly after the originals' death. [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent It didn't go exactly as planned,]] [[AbusiveParents and her creator wasn't thrilled.]]

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* [[spoiler: Fate Testarossa]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was developed as a ReplacementGoldfish shortly after the originals' death. [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent It didn't go exactly as planned,]] [[AbusiveParents and her creator wasn't thrilled.]]
28th Jul '16 7:52:40 AM kefkakrazy
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a subplot of Crichton's twinning. Although in this case, neither one was a copy or original exactly. Crichton really was just duplicated/"twinned" into two identical Crichtons (they play rock-paper-scissors and draw some 100+ in a row).

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had a subplot of Crichton's twinning. Although in this case, neither one was a copy or original exactly. Crichton really was just duplicated/"twinned" into two identical Crichtons (they play rock-paper-scissors and draw some 100+ in a row). The episode where this occurs explores the trauma involved in the concept in some depth; being twinned just once is shown as quite traumatizing, and most of the people encountered in this episode are hopelessly insane after having lived through being twinned and having their twins killed multiple times.
12th Jul '16 8:06:46 PM ChronoLegion
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* This turns out to be the case in ''Literature/KnightsOfFortyIslands'', where children are abducted by a strange man with a camera, who takes their picture, after which they end up on an island chain somewhere. The protagonist meets a girl he knows, who claims to have been on the island for months, except he had seen her mere days before. They realize they're copies, so no one actually misses them or tries to find them. One guy's original is likely dead, as he claims to have been taken while falling out of a window.
12th Jul '16 8:01:52 PM ChronoLegion
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* This is combined with MentalSpaceTravel in ''Literature/{{Competitors}}'', where a travel agency promises anyone who signs a contract several years of adventure in space. They explain that the person's body will be duplicated on a distant SpaceStation, at which point the double can start flying and working, experiencing all the wonders of space adventure, while the original on Earth can track the double's progress through a browser-based online game. Of course, everyone thinks it's all crap. They pass through the door and nothing happens. Their doubles' reaction is of the "Holy shit, it's all true!" variety. The people at the agency don't understand how it works, as the device is provided by their alien benefactors. According to the claim, after 3 years, the double's consciousness is merged with the original's, allowing the original to experience 3 years' worth of extraordinary memories. Then again, life is cheap out there, so not many actually survive so long.
12th Jul '16 5:01:15 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Literature/TheGoblinReservation'' is built around this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheGoblinReservation'' has Peter Maxwell, who was abducted to a mysterious crystal planet and finds, upon his return, that "he" is built around this trope.a duplicate brought to the planet while the original died a week after returning from the original journey in a suspicious accident.
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