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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. Commonly used to give the character an ensemble cast if they're to star in their own series.

They don't actually need to be clones. Perhaps a group of characters that is functionally exactly, or at least very much like the original shows up. If they were the Last of His Kind, well, There Is Another (in this case, many others). Or maybe they just gain duplication powers. Or hey, maybe they did simply get cloned. In some cases they might simply be similar to the original. In other cases the only difference may be color, if the artists are really, really lazy.

The Evil Twin is not an example of this per se, but it often leads to this just like the Distaff Counterpart might, because the writers may wish to kick things up another notch and make a whole army of evil twins.

A note: The name of this trope is a pun on "Send in the Clowns", a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. Appropriately, the pun has been used so often in various contexts that it's more popular than the song itself. Compare with The Chosen Many.

Not to be confused with Follow the Leader, which is when the industry Sends in Clones of a popular work. Does not necessarily have to do with Cloning Blues or its subtropes. May overlap with Opening a Can of Clones or Me's a Crowd. Compare Fountain of Expies.

Also, while this trope name is used in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Frau Farbissina yells "Send in the CLOOOOONE!" when Mini-Me is revealed), that is not an example of this trope, since it only covers one copy.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Battle Angel Alita has its titular character's current chassis duplicated (complete with more 'reliable' Artificial Intelligences) by the shady agency that supervises her around the end of the comic. In the sequel Battle Angel Alita: Last Order three 'clones' survive to be regular characters. One of them, Sechs, rebuilt herself into a Spear Counterpart of Alita; while the other two (Elf and Zwölf) went for the Elegant Gothic Lolita Genki Girl Creepy Twins thing.
    • The series iconic Mad Scientistnote  Desty Nova explodes in number in the Last Order, with all flavors and variations imaginable. It goes from the portable virtual reality Nova Pod through somewhat more mundane Nova X and Nova the Flan-Cook to the uber-evil Super Nova, who are definitely NOT adverse to duking it out between them, too.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Misaka Mikoto. Actual army of clones, another loli-clone, yet another clone who is the first, original clone and an upgraded clone army., plus a similar-looking mom, if that counts. Because getting her own Spin-Off manga wasn't enough for her fans, it seems.
  • It's implied in the anime version of Dance in the Vampire Bund that Mina is this, being the only breedable True Blood female vampire in existence.
  • Dragon Ball Z: After Cooler's defeat in Movie 5, the last remaining scrap of him is found and assimilated by the "Big Gete Star" in Movie 6. He builds a remote-controlled, self-repairing new body that Goku and Vegeta have to work together to defeat...and a few hundred or so more for when they think they've won.
  • The last (unaired) episode of Excel♡Saga features Nabeshin fighting the remaining ACROSS Five, all of whom look exactly like That Man, except for tie colors.
  • In Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the Tachikomas are reproduced along with their loveable AI, rounding out the status quo to wrap up the season.
    • Justified, since they can simply be backed up at any time, and reuploaded to new bodies.
  • After GOTT Headquarters gets blown up and Eclipse is supposedly killed at the end of episode 15 of Kiddy Grade, the organization is reborn as an army, with a host of mask-wearing Eclair and Lumiere lookalikes. Eclair and Lumiere themselves also appear to be the leaders of the new GOTT but those two are really Alv and Dvergr in disguise, who managed to copy their physical appearance, but not their voices. The real, new-look "Clairie" and "Lumie" (as Viola calls them) show up to spoil their press conference.
  • In a Slayers Book Of Spells episode concerning chimeras and copies (magical clones), Naga the White Serpent was cloned ten times. Cue eleven Nagas performing her signature Noblewoman's Laugh.
  • The Alternate Universe CLAMP character counterparts in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- fit the trope, featuring popular characters from their past series. It's more prevalent in the anime which features six different versions of Toya and Yukito and almost as many of Sorata and Arashi. Fei Wang Reed's clones aren't an example but he does send a lot of them out.
  • Seto Kaiba has 3 counterparts in Kaiser Ryo, Manjyome and Edo Phoenix on Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Looks like the Powers That Be agreed with LittleKuriboh, at least on the point that Kaiba is the only reason people watch Yu-Gi-Oh!.

    Asian Animation 
  • Motu Patlu:
    • In "Chingam Hi Chingam", Inspector Chingum gets several clones made of himself, to help in stopping crime in Furfuri Nagar.
    • In "Motu Ke Clones", Dr. Jhatka clones Motu to give him help renovating his house.

    Comic Books 
  • The Authority opens with the evil mastermind mass producing thousands of Superman clones for terrorist attacks.
  • Marvel's new poster boy, Deadpool, has recently been joined by Headpool, Lady Deadpool, Kid Deadpool and Deadpool Dog in the series Deadpool Corps. Thing is, it's meant to be funny, so that's okay.
  • Marvel's Exiles featured a storyline where an entire group of alternate reality Wolverines has to battle an army of alternate reality Wolverines led by a near omnipotent alternate reality Wolverine. The group we see get recruited is the sixth or so assembled team, though; so far, the evil Wolverine has been enslaving the Wolvies sent after him.
    • The Funny Moment for that comic has to be the latest group of Wolverines in a building, when suddenly they hear an approaching sound — a chorus of hundreds of "Bub!"s.
    • Nightcrawler also had a limited series where he visited a dimension ruled by a species with a Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism — all the females were his Opposite Sex Clones and all the males were diminutive Chibis.
  • Ever since Captain Marvel established the precedent back in the Golden Age, truly iconic superheroes have tended to accrue "families" of similarly-themed heroes. The Marvel family had Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Uncle Marvel, the Lieutenant Marvels, and Mr. Tawky Tawny. Superman has Supergirl, Superboy, and Krypto (and Beppo and Comet, back in the Silver Age). Batman has all the Robins and Batgirls, as well as Alfred. Thor at one point commanded a team of expies called the Godpack, as well as having expies in Beta Ray Bill, Thunderstrike, Thor Girl, and Red Norvell. The Hulk has recently accrued a large family, with She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk, Red She-Hulk, Skaar, and Lyra. Spider-Man is odd in having had about a half dozen unrelated distaff counterparts, but they've never formed an actual team, except briefly.
  • Done in the absolutely most idiotic way possible throughout Spider-Man's infamous Clone Saga. Ben Reilly was one good clone. Other than that, the Jackal spent the entire Saga siccing Peter Parker clones on Spider-Man to dick with him and make his life hell for moronic reasons that were immediately retconned into nonsensicality. Hit the peak of absurdity in the breakneck, Four Lines, All Waiting Maximum Clonage, which involved a multi-sided battle involving just about every clone of Peter Parker in existence, plus a Gwen Stacy clone, plus the Jackal, who was a clone. There's no surprise why a reviewer once dubbed Maximum Clonage "Night Of A Million Jillion Spider-Clones.
  • Similarly, a 1990's Superboy story involved an evil alternate universe Superboy trying to conquer parallel worlds with an army of Doomsdays he had gathered from across the multiverse. (This was when DC first tried to bring back the multiverse with a concept called Hypertime. Hypertime proved unpopular and the writers abandoned it, so this story may now be a Canon Discontinuity.)
  • In The Transformers Megaseries, the Machination captures Sunstreaker and uses him as the template for an army of mass-produced Transformers operated by human cyborgs called Headmasters.
  • Valérian: Valerian is cloned into dozens of short-lived copies in preparation for a particularly dangerous mission. Most of them are expended in one go when the mission manager dresses them up as German soldiers, and sent them to battle in a live-action reenactment of a WW1 trench charge.
  • This was what Zander Rice of the Facility intended to do with X-23: he created another thirty-odd clones to sell to the highest bidder and rake in the cash. When Sarah turns X loose to destroy the Facility and escape, shutting down the cloning project is one of her mission objectives.
    • The Facility tries again when Laura is captured during X-Force, but once again she escapes and makes a point of destroying their research and genetic samples (read: the arm Kimura hacked off with a chainsaw while torturing her for "being a bad girl").
    • All-New Wolverine #1 reveals that someone eventually finished what Rice started: The Sisters are a gang of assassins, all of whom are clones of Laura.
  • X-Men villain Mr. Sinister gleefully wears this one as his hat. If Sinister is involved in the plot in any way, shape, or form, chances are there will be an army of clones at his bidding, or he'll be attempting to clone a main character, or will be experimenting on clones...
    • Notably, he has clones of most of his usual subordinates, the Marauders, and uses his telepathic abilities to revive their minds in these new bodies should one of them be killed.

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin and Hobbes had a storyline where Calvin builds a duplicator with the intention of having his clone do his chores for him. He is surprised to find out that his clone, and the subsequent clones he makes, are each as much of a jerk as he is.
    • A similar ploy to travel back in time and get earlier versions of himself to do his homework also ends in failure.
      • In a later storyline, Calvin modified the duplicator so the clone would only be of his good side (in Calvin's words, "a total sap" who lives to make everyone's life easier). Unfortunately, the clone liked Susie far too much for the original Calvin's liking, and spontaneously disappears in the ensuing fight due to the "moral compromise spectral release phantasmatron" reverting the good clone back to an abstraction. According to Hobbes, Calvin might be the only person whose good side is prone to acting bad. On the other hand, being incorporeal also made it easier for the real Calvin to ignore him.


    Films — Animated 
  • The ending to the first Futurama movie, "Bender's Big Score" features an army of time-duplicated Benders (with collected loot), who promptly explode out of sheer Temporal Paradox.
  • Comedically done with Rufus (the naked mole rat) in the first Kim Possible movie, A Sitch in Time.
  • Toy Story 2 introduced a second Buzz Lightyear action figure, to recreate the "toy who doesn't realize he's a toy" humor of the first movie and highlight how much the first Buzz has grown.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Averted/Subverted in Judge Dredd in that Armand Assante is a clone of Sylvester Stallone, but doesn't actually look that much like him. He further delivers the trope name as a line, and said clones look nothing like either of them, to the point that probably the only reason they're referred to as 'clones' is so that this line can be shoehorned into the script. The comics averted it in a better way, all the Eustace Fargo clones (Dredd, Rico, etc.) look the same but all wear different mast and outfit, or are badly disfigured, as in Rico's case who was heavy cyberized.
  • The whole plot of the The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie: the villain wants to mass-produce the abilities of the League's supernatural members, creating an army.
  • Agent Smith from The Matrix. Blown up by Neo at the end of the first movie, then comes back as The Virus and spends the next two turning the entire population of the Matrix into copies of himself.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End features a scene worthy of Herman's Head where dozens of Jack Sparrows face off for control in the real Jack's mind.

  • In Brave New World the two lower castes, Delta and Epsilon, consist of groups of humans basically mass produced for more menial tasks. It's not uncommon to get a hundred 'twins' out of one egg and one sperm to fill a factory's worker needs.
  • In the Clone Series (Clone Republic, Rogue Clone, Clone Alliance, Clone Elite, and Clone Betrayal) all the enlisted men in every branch of the military are clones, and very disposable ones at that. The only strategy that the military (namely the marines, seeing as that is the perspective) really have is (you guessed it) sending in the clones.
  • Nicholas, Edward, and Alec in The Company Novels are clones that got individually dumped in different time periods. Their individual upbringings are what cause the differences in their personalities.
  • In Pyramids, a Discworld tomb-designer's two sons (Ptaclusp IIa and Ptaclusp IIb, which could be foreshadowing) take advantage of the time-loops that form around the Great Pyramid when it's under construction. Before the week is out, both the brothers and the hired laborers have looped themselves so many times that a painter claims he's owed two years' pay for Tuesday, and a mason beats himself up for sleeping with his wife.
  • Frank Herbert's Dune books: Tleilaxu Ghola tanks produce a variation of clones (cells harvested after death, and the ghola has the memories of the original, including that death). This means that Duncan Idaho, in a series that spans ten thousand years, is the only character to survive all six books, even though he dies in the first.
  • Star Wars Legends: Baron Fel was introduced as the Empire's best pilot since Vader died. He compared himself to Luke Skywalker, and not entirely without cause — both of them were farmboys who loved to fly, both of them found unexpected familiar ties to the other side. When the Rogue Squadron comics ended, Timothy Zahn took the character in the Hand of Thrawn duology and had clones of Fel stationed on various Imperial-held worlds. They turned out to be good guys.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Dark Angel many of the X-5s have several clones, in the first season finale Max destroyed the stockpile of embryos so more wouldn't be born. When she was recaptured they tried breeding her the old fashioned way.
  • Doctor Who:
    • An interesting variation was used back in 2005. The Daleks, being the most popular villain of the original series, had not been seen for almost 17 years due to the original series being cancelled. For their return to the screen (which would possibly be the first time some children had ever seen them) in "Dalek", there is only one Dalek, which is believed to be the last one in existence and proves to be a terrifying threat all by itself. In the series finale, the Doctor encounters an army of half a million.
    • In "The End of Time", every human being in existence (except Wilf and Donna) becomes a clone of the Master, thanks to Imported Alien Phlebotinum. It's eventually revealed that this is part of a Gambit Roulette by the Gallifreyan government to bring the Time Lords back into existence.
  • The Eureka episode "Primal" has an army of Nathan Starks, which is actually an army of nanobots.
  • The Highwayman: In the episode "Send in the Clones" Highway befriends a strange man who is snatched by the Army. He is a clone with a deadly mission.
  • From The Middleman:
    El Maestro de Ceremonies: Sensei Ping! You have selected your champion. Now meet your opponent. The one, the only, the dread Cien Mascaras!
    The Middleman: What's the matter? I can take him. Cien Mascaras means a hundred masks. It's just one guy with a hundred masks, right?
    Sensei Ping: He was. Until he was cursed by an Aztec mummy. Now he is one hundred identical men who must all wear the same mask.
    The Middleman: Oh, phooey.
  • A comical example occurs in an Season 5 episode of The Muppet Show. Butt-Monkey Assistant Beaker accidentally blinds himself on a "copy" machine and gets sucked inside it. When Dr. Bunsen Honeydew later turns it on, out pop at least eight "copies" of Beaker. After delivering the obvious pun of telling Beaker "you're beside yourself," he calls for help and runs off, with the Beakers chasing him. The gag runs on for the rest of the show, ending with a Funny Moment in the closing credits. The Beaker clones take over the closing.
  • In the final episode of MST3K, when Mike and the bots are packing for their return to Earth, Tom Servo discovers that he's created 517 duplicates of himself over the years. Unfortunately, each one seems to think it is the original.
    Crow: That's far too much you. You should be limited to one, or less.
  • Orphan Black: Averted by the main (female) clone characters, who all look and act very differently from each other. Lampshaded when Sarah first meets corporate "ProClone" Rachel Duncan and quips "Is this the part when 20 more of you robot bitches walk in for effect?" Played straight in the Season 2 finale, when we discover that Project Castor has been producing identical male clones.
  • System Lord Ba'al in Stargate SG-1 builds a small army and virtually immunizes himself from being Killed Off for Real by creating several dozen clones of himself (technically) his host body, complete with cloned Goa'uld symbionts inside, who all carry the same Genetic Memory and skills as the original (they're therefore more like officers than standard mooks). Surprisingly, despite the Goa'uld species' inherently backstabbing nature, the Ba'als cooperate extremely well until the series finale, where Ba'al kills them all after upgrading himself by possessing superpowered Dark Messiah Adria. See Stargate: Continuum for the final (?) chapter of the Ba'al story.
    • The clones kept referring to each other and to the original as "brothers", and had no problem with sacrificing themselves to allow a clone brother to carry out a task or escape, hinting that they saw each other as interchangeable because they were literally the same person with dozens of bodies.

    Music Video 
  • The video for AC/DC's "Who Made Who" features a group of aliens creating multiple clones of Angus Young.


    Tabletop Games 
  • Paranoia offsets its casual lethality somewhat by the fact that characters come in "six-packs": the original and five additional clones held offstage in readiness for the PC's imminent demise. In at least one published adventure, GMs are encouraged to use this replacement feature as a need for additional replacements (since the PCs are "Outside" at this point, clone replacements must be supplied by a Ballistic Sub-Orbital Clone Replacement Mechanism). If a party member has been killed and you hear a descending whistle, duck.
  • Twilight Imperium: The Yin Brotherhood, a faction from the fourth edition, is millions of clones of one scientist's unborn son. He made the first several thousand while trying to find a cure for the disease Greyfire, but he was never able to eliminate it from the clones, though he stopped it from being fatal. After his death, they continued cloning themselves, viewing those who are disfigured by the disease as "Blessed".

    Video Games 
  • Armored Core: Nine Breaker apparently ends with a swarm of Humongous Mecha modeled after 9-Ball, the original game's villain.
    • It fakes out the player with a fight with nine ball, then a fight with two nine balls at once, then a advanced nine ball in a Transforming Mecha. How did they send in so many Clones? A.I. Is a Crapshoot and Nine Ball was copyed off the most deadly raven up to that time (Implyed to be the player from the first game) to enforce the AI's will.
  • Champions Online has an entire instance dedicated to this trope: Teleios' Tower. Home of a mad scientist who fancies himself the ultimate human in the world, the tower is completely filled with clones of himself of various qualities and alterations. They've even formed a functioning society, and the clones get regular "patches" to their genetic code, for stuff like stronger knees and more taste buds.
  • Lord Nemesis played the tropes straight and inverted it in City of Heroes. Fake Nemeses were near-identical copies of Nemesis' Power Armor, each one capable of functioning on its own as a field commander for his personal army. Automatons were Robot Me replicas of just about everyone else, from civilians to signature heroes (and sometimes other villains). Encountering one of the player character was a common occurrence in missions involving Nemesis.
  • Not surprisingly, when it's revealed in Deadpool that Mr. Sinister (see above, under Comic Books) is the Big Bad, clones start coming out of the woodwork to mess with Wade. In addition to making low-powered duplicates to distract 'Pool, plus an excuse for some boss rematches, several mooks are also imperfect copies of members of the X-Men — for example, there are clones of Gambit, but the only thing they can cause to explode is themselves.
  • The Horatio faction in Endless Space. Once upon a time, there was a narcissistic trillionaire asshole named Horatio who got fed up of being made fun of for his weird elongated head and left Imperial space for an isolated planet on the fringe to set up shop. There, he found some Imported Alien Phlebotinum and decided to clone an entire society of himself to serve his needs. He loved it so much he thought that the entire universe could do with being cleansed of life, replaced with billions and billions of clones of the most beautiful creature to have ever existed: wonderful, gorgeous Horatio. The other factions have had to deal with his... their shit ever since.
    • Similarly, the Solar Dynasty in Pandora: First Contact largely consists of the clones of the same Chinese man. They're not all identical clones, mind you, as each one has a unique personality and name.
  • Hope you like Genesis in Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core. Because Zack will be fighting him A LOT. There is masked mook Genesis clones, normal Genesis clones, white haired Genesis clones, clown like Genesis clones... the list just goes on.
  • In Freedom Force, this is the superpower of the supervillain Deja Vu, as well as the Japanese general Rising Sun in the Freedom Force vs the Third Reich expansion pack.
  • In Hitman: Codename 47, the hitman's clone origin is made evident fairly early on. The assigned targets are all men with a strong resemblance to 47, who are still in correspondence with each other, and are shown conferring over 47's body in flashbacks. The last mission packs 47 off to his old laboratory in Romania, where his "fathers" combined their DNA to create a clone of themselves for organ harvesting purposes. The twist at the end is there's a fifth father, the director of the lab, who has already mass-produced 25 superior "Mr. 48s" to spring on you once you arrive in the final basement.
    • Later games featured more clones, each of them tangentially related to the 47 model. In Silent Assassin, a prototype hitman named Mr. 17 is assigned to kill his brother. In Blood Money, 47 is assigned to kill two albinos, both of them flawed attempts to recreate the original Ortmeyer blueprint. The clone plot seems to be put to rest as of Absolution.
  • In Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], it turns out that Xehanort's plan revolves around this, his Nobody first assembling 12 other Nobodies to implant pieces of his Heart into them to create the 13 darknesses needed to recreate the X-Blade. Then, when in turns out that only two members were eligible for that (Saïx and Xigbar), he instead had his Heartless counterpart Ansem go back in time to send his Younger self to assemble all versions of himself throughout time, effectively making most, if not almost all of the 13 darknesses being an incarnation of Xehanort, with his plot in the game being to turn Sora into one of them
  • The various Kyo clones from the NESTS saga of The King of Fighters.
  • Early on in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the hero encounters a silver version of HK-47, the wise-cracking misanthropic robot hitman from the first game (and it is quickly revealed there are more). The genuine article shows up later, and once he's restored to full working condition, an investigation into where all the knock-offs (the HK-50s) came from ensues. A major mission cut from the final game involved going to the HK-50 factory to find out the truth behind the whole ordeal.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty pits you against a large number (from three to 26, depending on difficulty level) of Metal Gear mecha, traditionally singular behemoths fought at or near the end of the game. Here, you fight them all at the same time. Inside another gigantic Metal Gear.
    • Metal Gear Solid is also built on an in-universe example of sorts; the protagonist, antagonist, and all the regular Mook enemies in the game are clones of the legendary soldier Big Boss.
  • The rainbow ninjas of Mortal Kombat.
  • The secret characters in Resident Evil: Outbreak draw their animations and voice samples from the eight "main" characters, although their various statistics don't always equally match up to their inspirations.
  • When the Saints first meet Oleg in Saints Row: The Third, he had been strapped into a machine that extracted his DNA for the Syndicate in an attempt to clone him and create an army of seven foot tall super soldiers with superhuman strength, however the cloning process could not duplicate Oleg's high intelligence and so they were severely mentally handicapped. After Oleg joins the Saints, the Syndicate uses the clones as Brutes, special heavy assault troops that wield large, heavy weapons.
  • The Soul Series loves its clones; most secret characters borrow almost all of their moves from another fighter. For instance, in his first appearance, Hwang played almost exactly like Mitsurugi, with some of Seung Mina's moves thrown in. In the second game, he no longer played like Mitsurugi. Divergent Character Evolution? No, now he played like Xianghua, again with some of Mina's moves. Other copycats (when used as secret characters) include Rock (Astaroth), Mina herself (Kilik), Lizardman (Sophitia) and Siegfried (Nightmare, although only in the first Soul Calibur).
    • Not really true. Hwang played like Mitsurugi in the Korean arcade version of Soul Edge, in which he was a replacement for him with the same moves (as later happened with Arthur). This was due to samurai being banned in Korea. However for the home version his moves are more unique. Now Yunsung is the real clone from Soul Calibur 2 onwards, and Assassin who technically doesn't count. Maxi is an obvious replacement for Li Long but is somewhat different.
  • In the canonical ending of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed the protagonist dies at the end. The Sequel brings him back via cloning and flash-imprinting the memories of the original. Except he turns out mentally unstable and Darth Vader reveals that many more failed attempts have come before him only to meet their end. The clone escapes and later during return to the cloning factory finds hundreds more copies of himself, whom he is forced to slaughter. One of the endings of the sequel also reveals that Vader finally succeeded in creating a stable clone that follows the Dark Side. Should Starkiller try to strike Vader down, the evil clone will reveal himself and slaughter everyone.

    Web Comics 
  • Fighter in 8-Bit Theater puts himself on multiple teams, once even multiple times, appearing in multiple places at once, because he didn't know he couldn't.
  • In the "Army of One" chapter, we find out that the eponymous Doctor of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja had himself cloned during college, so that each clone could go out and spend 8 years learning a different medical or scientific discipline. Then, they would get recombined so that the "real" Doctor would possess all the accumulated skills and knowledge. It actually works, but due to the intervention of a time traveller, at least one of the clones misses the appointment. Appropriately, this clone gets captured in the present by Sky Pirates and must be rescued. Knowing the author, this potential Chekhov's Gun is likely to be mined for endless hilarity in future chapters.
  • In Bomango, Gogo is able to spawn permanent clones at will, though their personalities differ significantly from hers. This is where her "sister" Didi came from. It has been strongly implied that there are more clones running around, and that most of them are Ax-Crazy and enslaved by mysterious bad people. It has not yet been revealed if her clones can make more clones themselves.
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, Molly has been cloned twice, producing Galatea and Djali the Giantess.
  • In the Narbonic story "Professor Madblood and the Doppelganger Gambit", Madblood's moon base has biometric security which mean that the only way Dave can infiltrate it is to transform himself into a copy of Madblood. Naturally, when he reaches the base, he discovers that it's full of battle-robot duplicates of Madblood.
  • In the Platypus Comix story "The Phelps Olympics", Mulberry Sharona tries to make the 2016 Summer Olympics more interesting by replacing every competitor with Michael Phelps (with help from "Disney magic" in duplicating him), and prompting viewers to guess/discover which Phelps will win each match.
  • This was probably planned well before the character first appeared in the strip, but Schlock Mercenary's Gav — a blue-haired physicist who cryogenically froze himself in the 21st Century to find out what the future would be like — saves his life (sort of) by cloning several million of himself just before the original gets killed. One of the major human demographics in the setting is now blue-haired physicists from the 21st Century.

    Web Original 
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, when Karamazov invades the palace, Descius sends against him his ministers, who turn out to be his lookalikes.
  • From the Pimp Lando series: The basic plot of "Multipimpcity", though none of the clones have the same personality as the original.
  • In the French web series Le Visiteur du Futur, Dr. Henry Castafolte has been duplicated many times by creatures between clones and robots. The only way for them to find out what they really are is to see the barcode tattoo on their arm.
  • In Worm, Bonesaw makes clones of every member of the Slaughterhouse Nine except herself and Jack.
  • Duncan from the Yogscast has at least three versions of himself running around their Minecraft server, including an evil clone, Lalnable. The latter recently also made himself a clone of Kim.

    Western Animation 
  • An episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold ends with Batman visiting several Alternate Universes to gather a half-dozen counterparts of himself to defeat a large gang of villains (including his Evil Twin) and rescue the captured heroes. Cue Climactic Battle Resurrection. For added Awesome the other Bats were all Shout Outs to several Elseworlds comic versions of Batman.
  • Futurama
    • "I Dated A Robot" has an army of robo-Lucy Lius.
    • In "Benderama", Bender does this with a machine that makes two smaller duplicates of himself. Those duplicates repeat the process ad infinitum creating uncountable Benders at increasingly smaller sizes. They eventually turn into a Grey Goo.
    • "Rebirth" opened with the entire cast except Prof. Farnsworth being mutilated in a horrible shipwreck. Farnsworth dumps the remains into a vat of "adult stem cells harvested from perfectly normal adults whom he killed for their stem cells" and reincarnates his entire team. Later, after most of the episode was centered around Cloning Blues via a robot double of Leela, it turns out that Fry wasn't really reborn, but is actually a robot double himself.
  • In the Gravity Falls episode, "Double Dipper", Dipper finds that Grunkle Stan's copier can make human clones. Dipper uses it on himself in an overly complicated attempt to impress Wendy at a dance. The Dipper clones all have a slightly lighter hue, all have numbers drawn on their cap and can be destroyed with water; other than that, there's absolutely no difference between the Dippers both mentally and physically (except for the one who got caught in a copy jam).
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996): The Leader uses a strand of the Hulk's hair to create a batch of Cyborg clones known as the "Gamma Warriors."
  • In the Kim Possible episode "Kimitation Nation", Dr. Drakken initially wants to create an army of Shego clones. She rejects the idea, so instead he creates clones of Kim herself, accidentally creating several clones of Bonnie, Ron, and Rufus as well.
  • The Muppet Babies (2018) episode "Counting Kermits" has Kermit use Bunsen and Beaker's Make-Another-You-Inator to make clones of himself when he commits himself to 4 activities. The clones themselves wear different colored shirts and are less intelligent than the real Kermit, to the point that one of them called Piggy "Puggy".
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Too Many Pinkie Pies", Pinkie clones herself with a legendary Mirror Pool in order to spend maximum hanging out time with her friends. All the clones look identical to the original Pinkie, but behave like flat, exaggerated versions of the original.
  • An episode Pinky and the Brain has the titular mice meeting hundreds of hundreds of themselves, but caused by time travel, not cloning.
    • There was also a time that Pinky and Brain duplicated themselves for the sake of having a dance group. Sadly, it was All Just a Dream.
  • One of the Treehouse of Horror specials from The Simpsons had Homer buy a magic hammock that cloned him whenever he sat in it. He starts off using clones for doing chores for him, but once one of them murders Ned Flanders, Homer has to get rid of it. He abandons the clones (numbering about 15) and the hammock in a back country road, and then the clones proceed to use it to make more and more clones. When this starts being a problem, they fly giant donuts from helicopters and all the clones fall into a canyon lemmings style. The short itself was called "Send in the Clones".
  • Transformers:
    • In Transformers: Animated, Starscream improves his fighting chances by building a small army of... himself. Considering his dominant character trait, this might not be wise. The first was basically just an army of robot duplicates. The other was the a small group that each took on a different trait of his personality (and had a different paint scheme that looked like other G1 Seekers). One of them was female.
    • Transformers: Energon made Ravage a mass-produced horde of numerous black "Battle Ravages" and fewer, blue Command Ravages.
    • Transformers: Prime:
      • It is revealed that as the Earth formed around Unicron, he can form small(er)-scale copies of himself from the rocks. And he can make several of them — it's creepy at the very least.
      • And then there is Starscream making clones of himself to attack Megatron, similar to Animated. They almost succeed, but one gets killed by Bulkhead while three more get scrapped by Megatron due to outside interference. Fortunately, he's well aware of how much they can be trusted, and kills the fifth and last one that returns knowing it would try to kill him and bring his corpse back to Megatron to be reinstated amongst the ranks.
  • The plot of the Vampirina episode "Mirror Mirror" has Vee create a clone of herself using a magic mirror so that she can be in two places at one. In an interesting take on this plot, none of the clones can talk. Not only that, more clones are accidentally created after Vee got through her day, not during it.

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