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  • Must've missed a major plot point, but how did Clone Adam not have any congenital defects when the others did?
    • My guess is because he was just meant to be a seamless replacement rather than a clone they'd have to control and blackmail. He was never supposed to know he was a clone, after all.
    • That makes sense since they thought the original Adam was killed. I was just thrown off by Drucker telling him they made all clones defective by default, unless he made a mistake or was trying to lure him into a trap.
    • The latter, more likely; he was trying to bluff Clone Adam into believing there was something wrong with him and that he could "fix him" to buy some time. Too bad Clone Adam (and regular Adam for that matter) believes in the "we all have to die someday" philosophy.
  • How did Real Adam and Clone Adam plan out their entire rescue operation without ever discussing which one of them was the clone? You'd think they would have noticed that they both had the same shaving cut.
    • Considering that their family's lives were at stake, they may have simply concluded that it was easier not to waste time arguing about who was the clone at that point and focus on getting everyone out alive.
  • What exactly happened with the first human cloning experiment? What happened that was so horrible that it required the subject be mercy killed, and lead to the creation of the 6th Day laws? Aside from the whole inference of this being Nightmare Fuel territory nothing much was ever said.
  • Why did Adam not suspect himself of being the clone when his last memories would have been doing the eye test? From his perspective, he teleported from the eye test to wherever he woke up. That should make things very obvious once the possibility was brought up, fairly early in the movie.
    • If the cloning process can create a complete record of the subject's lives, it's hardly unreasonable to assume that the cloning process could have created fake memories to fill in that gap, particularly when Adam would be unlikely to pay much attention to that memory gap when he wouldn't have a reason to do so.
      • Something like this was pretty clearly done, since he's shown being very disoriented on the cab ride, but quickly seems to overcome it and assume nothing was wrong rather than thinking "Where did all that missing time go?" Most likely they implanted him with memories of actually having done the flight and that's why he thinks he's later at going shopping than he was.
  • If Wiley is such an incompetent fuck-up that his colleagues hate him and imply he has a long history of screwing things up, why does Drucker even keep him around?
    • Every villain needs at least one blatantly incompetent mook, it's in the contract.

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