Smith: Yes, me. (transforms him into a Smith copy) Me, me, me.
Copy Smith: Me too.
- Naruto features a method of bringing people back from the dead by turning still-living people into clones of them.
- Another technique transforms a person in a walking puppet of the controller and transforms the puppet body to match the master. These copies are only as strong as the amount of energy the controller transfers to them. When they are killed, the bodies revert to their true forms.
- In The Transformers (UK), when Straxus fails into transferring his mind into Megatron's body, he turns a hapless Decepticon technician into a "Megatron clone" to attempt the transfer again.
- The infamous Clone Saga has Norman Osborn creating a copy of Aunt May via a "genetically-altered actress" while keeping the real Aunt May captive as part of his Ass Pull-errific master plan.
- Previous to this, the original Clone Saga was retconned by way of The Jackal using a retrovirus to create his clones, not the virtual instant clones as originally portrayed. Once The Clone Saga kicked off, that retcon was unceremoniously dismissed in an "I Lied" reversal.
- The 2010 horror movie Victim is about a Deadly Doctor transforming a young man (who murdered his daughter) into a copy of his dead daughter through plastic surgery and brainwashing.
- In The Matrix Reloaded movie and onwards, Agent Smith gains the ability to do this (in the first movie he could only Body Surf people who were still plugged into the matrix, like all the other agents). By the end of the third film, he's more or less assimilated everyone in the Matrix into a copy of himself.
- Blofeld attempts this at the start of Diamonds Are Forever. James Bond KOs a scientist on the project, steals his clothes, and subverts the trope by drowning the would-be clone in mud.
- The 6th Day Zig Zags this to justify how fast they can clone people. They use this trope to clone people, but they use it on "blank" clones they started growing beforehand.
- Dungeons & Dragons third edition introduces the psionic power "Mind Seed" which, after a week-long incubation, turns the target into a mental duplicate of the psion (though eight levels lower than the psion when s/he infected the target).
- This power, in turn, is one of the tools the Dreaming Dark uses in Eberron.
- Essence of the Wild from Magic: The Gathering operates this way, turning any other creature you cast or otherwise put into play into a copy of itself. Since they will then also have the copying ability...
- In Stardoc: Plague of Memory Cherijo's long-dead first love, Kao Torin, is sighted on the Hsktskt homeworld. He turns out to be a genetically altered Hsktskt, created from DNA extracted from Kao's corpse which was buried in space by Jorenian custom.
- In Beta, clones are created by extracting the soul of the original person (the "First") out of his/her body, then implanting a computer chip with information into said body.
- A willing version of the process is very common in Visual Kei. Whether out of their admiration for other artists or out of wanting in on their success, this happens with some artists who take Follow the Leader to an extreme and become, in effect, clones of other artists' personas and sometimes even scarily close to their actual selves. Some common artists that pick up a lot of this are hide of X Japan - to the point that hide clones and cosplayers are almost their own subculture within visual kei - Kyo of Dir En Grey - who was himself one of Kuroyume's Kiyoharu - and Atsushi Sakurai of Buck Tick.
- In Resident Evil 6 Simmons created a clone of Ada Wong (who he was a little obsessed with) by testing out the C-Virus on Carla Radames. When she got her memories back, she was not amused.
- The cloning pod in Evil Genius works by copying the Evil Genius's appearance onto one of the many disposable mooks in your employ. The purpose of this is to get the mook killed in order to make the World Powers believe your Evil Genius is dead and lower your heat level.
- In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, it is revealed that Organization XIII was designed to gather twelve Nobodies who could be subjected to this trope in order to serve as vessels for Master Xehanort's heart.
- In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife turns out to be this kind of clone of Sephiroth (along with countless others who were implanted with Jenova's cells, but he's the only one who displays the SOLDIER powers Seph had). He is also one, to a lesser degree, of his dead friend Zack, whose personality and memories he partly absorbed after the resident Mad Scientist messed up his head.
- The King of Fighters utilizes this in K's story. He's still considered a clone of main hero Kyo despite only being injected with Kyo's genes and retaining his own appearance.
- Halo reveals in The Forerunner Saga that the Didact from the Halo 3 terminals was the result of the Ur-Didact (the one from Halo 4) imprinting his consciousness upon a younger Forerunner. Unusually for this trope, the original personality still maintains some influence (most notably in his much more friendly attitude towards humanity compared with the original), and the act itself is portrayed as a necessary one, with the Didact imprint even promising his host that he'll return control when his mission is over, though by the time that happens, their personalities seem to have become irrecoverably merged.
- In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja King Radical's plan turns out to be to do this on a massive scale (more specifically converting people into the inhabitants of the Radical Lands, where he came from).
- Schlock Mercenary introduced the "REDHack" technology in the "Random Access Memorabilia" arc; State Sec's plan to capture a Big Dumb Object was to overwrite the mind backups of the civilian research staff with the mind of one of their agents, also including instructions to physically convert each victim's body into a Super Soldier when the activation signal was sent.
- In Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the Joker implants his DNA and consciousness into Tim Drake, causing him to turn into a copy of him many years later.
- In Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Gaang are given a creepy guide called Joo Dee. When her veneer breaks, she's taken away and replaced by an eerily similar guide who answers to the same name and insists she's the same person. It's revealed that the city in question has an entire room full of "Joo Dee"s being brainwashed into similar guides. It's never made clear if they're based off someone, but it certainly fits the spirit of the trope.
- An episode of Ugly Americans featured a plague that was turning New Yorkers into clones of Larry King. Apparently the plague was a rare side effect caused by the original Larry King taking too many medications that interacted in an unexpected way.