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2nd Jun '17 9:38:28 AM ravage
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* ''Self-enforced'' with a character in ComicBooks/{{Invincible}}. Superhero [[spoiler:Robot]] is actually a deformed human living in a fluid tank, who's secretly been collecting genetic material in order to clone himself. The final product is a normal, healthy teenage boy with the exact same memories and mind as the original—and he immediately goes through with what he'd planned to do in this situation, [[MercyKill killing the original.]]

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* ''Self-enforced'' with a character in ComicBooks/{{Invincible}}.ComicBook/{{Invincible}}. Superhero [[spoiler:Robot]] is actually a deformed human living in a fluid tank, who's secretly been collecting genetic material in order to clone himself. The final product is a normal, healthy teenage boy with the exact same memories and mind as the original—and he immediately goes through with what he'd planned to do in this situation, [[MercyKill killing the original.]]
24th Mar '17 6:05:25 PM FordPrefect
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* Creator/ChinaMieville's novel ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'' has a nasty subplot based on this idea, about an UrbanFantasy magician who developes a teleportation spell consciously inspired by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' transporters. He doesn't realise that the method actually kills the original and creates an unaware, perfect copy until the vengeful spirits of his dead former versions start haunting him. [[spoiler: The hero finally deliberately submits to this as a HeroicSacrifice, as it's the only fast enough way to get him where he needs to be to save the world.]]

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* Creator/ChinaMieville's novel ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'' has a nasty subplot based on this idea, about an UrbanFantasy magician who developes develops a teleportation spell consciously inspired by ''Franchise/StarTrek'' transporters. He doesn't realise that the method actually kills the original and creates an unaware, perfect copy until the vengeful spirits of his dead former versions start haunting him. [[spoiler: The hero finally deliberately submits to this as a HeroicSacrifice, as it's the only fast enough way to get him where he needs to be to save the world.]]
12th Mar '17 2:34:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Mortasheen}} universe, [[KnightTemplar Wreathe]] uses portal technology, which preserves the teleported person intact but is incredibly inefficient. Meanwhile [[CrazyAwesome Mortasheen]] utilizes teleportation that makes a twin of the user somewhere else and destroys the original. Mortasheen being [[CrapsackWorld what it is]], no one there is bothered by this and the twin is considered and treated as the original. Wreathe, however, is revolted.

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* In the {{Mortasheen}} WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}} universe, [[KnightTemplar Wreathe]] uses portal technology, which preserves the teleported person intact but is incredibly inefficient. Meanwhile [[CrazyAwesome Mortasheen]] utilizes teleportation that makes a twin of the user somewhere else and destroys the original. Mortasheen being [[CrapsackWorld what it is]], no one there is bothered by this and the twin is considered and treated as the original. Wreathe, however, is revolted.
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.
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