Created By: Unknown TroperJanuary 23, 2008
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Send In The Clones.

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When a character is popular, he might reappear in the sequel. When a character is very popular, a whole army of him might show in the sequel. Like the Distaff Counterpart, but without the sex requirement and in large scale.

Examples:
  • Boba Fett / Jango Fett / Everyone Fett
  • The rainbow ninjas of Mortal Kombat
  • Agent Smith from The Matrix
Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • January 23, 2008
    DocumentN
    Can result in There Is Another in some cases.
  • January 24, 2008
    Narvi
    This is that common now?
  • January 24, 2008
    JethroQWalrustitty
    I groaned at the title... So it's got to be great!

    Also, suddenly, Jack friggin Sparrows, a boatload of them!
  • January 24, 2008
    Air of Mystery
    Related to Mes A Crowd
  • January 24, 2008
    Earnest
    Alice in Resident Evil III. I don't consider her popular, mind you.
  • January 24, 2008
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG's: the Trope Namer for this YKTTW is the 1985 Paranoia adventure Send in the Clones, which featured an army of clones of Teela O'Malley, the popular actress in Alpha Complex TV shows.
  • January 25, 2008
    Ununnilium
    Actually, the phrase is Older Than You Think; it's a fairly obvious pun, after all.
  • January 26, 2008
    Arivne
    I checked on Google Groups and found a 1982 Usenet message with the subject "Send in the Clones". I wonder where it appeared first?
  • January 26, 2008
    Wulf
    Armored Core: Nine Breaker apparently ends with a swarm of Humongous Mecha modeled after 9-Ball, the original game's antagonist.
  • January 29, 2008
    JethroQWalrustitty
  • January 29, 2008
    Narvi
    Send in the Clones probably is much Older Than We Think, what with clones and Sending in Clowns being around for decades.

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