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11:21:48 PM Jun 30th 2012
The Simpsons treehouse of horror about clones is mentioned twice.
06:26:04 PM Apr 1st 2012
Pulling the following until there's expansion about any actual angst:
  • Obviously the clone sagas in Spider-Man. Professor Miles Warren aka the Jackal clones himself, Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man several times resulting in the characters: Ben Reilly, Kaine, Spidercide, Guardian, Jack, Carrion, Warren Miles, the Gwen Stacy clone who called herself Joyce Delaney, Abby-L etc
  • There's an Archie story about Dilton cloning Archie, and cross-contaminating his DNA with Reggie's. Hilarity Ensues when the clone Archie/Reggie wreaks havoc on his friends' lives, and gets the whole town mad at poor Arch.
  • Lampooned in Multiplicity as Michael Keaton duplicates himself (and the clones duplicate themselves), with each clone having a different personality.
  • In the 80's V: The Series, a clone of Star Child Elizabeth is created by the invaders. She looks exactly like the original, but she doesn't talk and tends to eat humans. In the end, she's killed by an invader when she rushes him to save the life of the original Elizabeth and her boyfriend, Kyle.
  • Smallville had a clone in the episode "Accelerate". A clone of Lana's childhood friend developed by LuthorCorp had super-speed — and was completely insane.
    • Smallville's version of Bizarro is for once not an "imperfect clone" of Clark. While originally a Phantom Zone Wraith, Bizarro creates a body out of Clark Kent's DNA, technically making his new body a clone of Clark's.
    • In Season 10 we get Lx-3 and Alexander (Lx-15). Both are clones of Lex Luthor that suffer from advanced aging, and a variety of other mental problems. Lx-3 in particular is screwed. With only days left to live, he goes on a rampage through Metropolis that endangers hundreds of people and results in his own death. He may also have been suffering from Clone Degeneration, as evidenced by his frequent nosebleeds and Looks Like Orlok status.
  • The radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy features Lintilla...and Lintilla and Lintilla. Apparently there were some problems with a cloning machine which would be forming a new Lintilla while halfway building the previous one, so turning off the machine would be counted as murder. There was also Allitnil and his buddies Allitnil and Allitnil, who were Niallivs, sort of, sent by the same cloning corporation to eradicate all the Lintillas by "marriage" licences which were really agreements to stop existing, getting around the whole homicide aspect.
  • In City of Heroes, Countess Crey's master plan involves mass cloning of superheroes to make her "Paragon Protectors".
    • As of Issue 17, Doppelgangers have been added, leading to a Villain story arc where you run into your own (unauthorized) clone. The story arc leads to you owning your very own clone factory, but ends with a confrontation against Protean, who masterminded the whole plot.
  • The RPG Wasteland lets you do this to your own party members. They spring out exactly as they were when initially cloned, with the only difference being that an NPC clone will be fully controllable. Oddly, not only do they inherit your skills and attributes, but they also inherit your military rank.
08:29:49 PM Feb 13th 2012
Hey. Is it just me, or is the bible example not really an example. I mean, I haven't read it in a while, but it didn't seem to have cloning blues involved.
05:50:31 PM Apr 1st 2012
edited by Jicragg
That's exactly what I was thinking. Eve doesn't get angsty about being a clone. Pulling the example.

There's actually a lot of misuse here. It needs a good clean-up. May do to-morrow.
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