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  • Kirby Mass Attack revolves around the wizard Necrodius splitting Kirby into 10 weaker, smaller copies of itself. Kirby uses this splitting to his advantage to solve the countless puzzles of the game.
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  • A powerup in the NES Ninja Gaiden allows Ryu to create up to two red doubles that follow his movements. They can also hang in the air and attack if you move right.
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  • The Freedom Force villain Déjà Vu, who spoke in rhyme and could clone himself indefinitely until the original was knocked out (said original being easily detectable since he's the only one with a full life bar). The sequel, Freedom Force Vs The Third Reich featured the WWII era Japanese villain Red Sun who had a slight variation of this power: he couldn't clone himself indefinitely but the clones became stronger and regained health whenever one fell in battle, hence they had to be dealt with one at a time. This variation in powers was most likely a reaction to the fact that some players would grind Déjà Vu's clones for infinite prestige points.
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  • The latest issue of City of Heroes features a variation of this, as Villains have the option to find out if they can beat an 8 man team of themselves.
  • Champions Online has Mr. Gemini, an early villain in Vibora Bay, and his Gemini Gang. It turns out that every single member of the gang is a duplicate of the original Mr. Gemini.
  • The Piece of Eden had this as one of the abilities it granted in both of the Assassin's Creed games.
    • Although they are apparently just illusions (that will stab you and the final boss, in the second game.)
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  • The characters Aqua, Nisha, Poodle, and Salmon have this ability in Project Dimentia Bodhisattva.
  • Zeus does this in God of War III.
  • In Dota 2, there is a hero called Phantom Lancer who can passively create clones on attacks. And he can throw spirit lances that create clones. And he can teleport... creating two clones for distraction. Don't forget the purchasable item and rune that clones its owner.
    • Also there is a hero called Meepo who's ultimate skill is a passive called "Divided we Stand." Every time you take a level in this skill, a copy of Meepo will appear. Unlike Phantom Lancer who's copies are all expendable and far weaker than the original, each Meepo clone (up to five Meepos total) is almost as powerful as the original, sharing most of his stats as well as whatever boots Meepo is wearing. Each Meepo can be controlled individually to collect experience and gold across the map, as well as serving as a teleporter pad for other Meepos to arrive at. The tradeoff for this is that if a single Meepo is slain, every Meepo on the map instantly drops dead and you get put out of the action for a while. Meepo is generally considered a lethal joke character and is rarely played due to his high difficulty.
    • Enigma's Eidolons are actually aspects of himself from other dimensions.
  • In Heroes of Newerth, there's a special power up that clones you twice. You can also clone yourself by using an item, the Geometer's Bane, and some heroes can do it on their own.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • In Super Mario World, some Chargin' Chucks can split into three identical copies, which all then proceed to attack.
    • Several attacks from the Mario & Luigi series have 3-4 Marios and Luigis on the screen at once. Taken Up to Eleven in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team; while the Mario Bros. are in the Dream World, Luigi can multiply himself scores of times over, whether in order to explore areas (e.g. with a pillar of Luigis) or to fight enemies (e.g. with a big rolling ball of Luigis).
    • In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, paper characters can copy themselves in order to do additional attacks on their enemies.
    • The Double Cherries of Super Mario 3D World make a copy of the player character for each one grabbed. Including Bowser.
    • At one point in Super Paper Mario, Dimentio floods a hallway with copies of himself. While they don't harm you, they are in your way and push you back to the center of the room.
    • In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga:
      • When Trunkle starts running out of health, he'll create four copies of himself, one of which has his weak point inside. He'll then shuffle it around so that Mario and Luigi will have a harder time figuring it out.
      • Cackletta will split into three when you fight her, though each clone will only attack the Mario Brothers once per round.
      • Lemmy and Wendy can use this tactic, though they both have a tendency to give away who the real one is.
    • In Mario Sports Mix, the Ninja can create clones of himself in his Limit Break.
  • In the tactical RPG Kartia: The Word of Fate for the PS1, the elf twins have this power, though it's only visibly used by the male one near the end of the game in Toxa's scenario.
  • Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City has a Ninja class; one of their moves lets them create a shadow clone to fill the usually-vacant sixth slot in the usual five-man party. However, they can use this to fill any empty slot... potentially resulting in a small army of fake!ninjas covering for the real one.
  • MARDEK Chapter 2, in which your first mission includes killing a guy who is "actually five blokes in one" or something like that. Magic thieves.
  • One Desire Demon in Dragon Age: Origins can create illusory duplicates of itself.
  • Agent 47 of Hitman is a clone of himself, being the 47th one. He ends up fighting a lot of himselves and in some cases his clones are trying to assassinate him. Er, it's complicated. Anyhow, he's apparently the superior clone.
  • Mortal Kombat has Mileena, a clone of Kitana. Raised to replace the latter in the orginal, making a name for herself in the remake. Also, Kano gets this treatment in X, much to his chargin.
  • One of the three human civilizations in the Endless Space is the Horatio, after a beauty obsessed trillionaire discovered a Precursor cloning machine, and used it to build a massive Egopolis. Naturally, one of his faction traits is having a higher population cap than normal...
  • In Kingdom Hearts, this is the ultimate plan of Xehanort, with the reason he created Organization XIII being so he could commit Grand Theft Me on the other twelve members.
  • Kingdom Rush gives us the Demon Legion, who can create an exact copy of itself with the same health as the original. Better put the hurt on them before they do so!
  • In Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey, in the final battle, multiple mirages of Zara appear.
  • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, the playable body-double of Jack can create holographic decoys to attack enemies, as well as to draw enemy fire. Depending on how they're upgraded, they can function as Action Bombs, have a chance to be upgraded to Badass-tier or even count as a kill for the original so that he's revived when downed.
  • In Phantasy Star Universe, one of the NPC's Ethan encounters is a CAST named Lou. Later in the main story, Ethan works with Lou again, but she doesn't recognize him. It turns out Lou is a mass-produced CAST built and deployed by the government, and there are hundreds of her out there. Though you run into "Lou" a number of times in the game and its expansions, they are never the same individual. One mission even has you helping Lou rescue another Lou.
  • Tales of Maj'Eyal's 1.3 reworking of Temporal Wardens gave them a few abilities that involve calling on other timelines' versions of oneself for temporary aid.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse builds on the idea of Hordes from IV by making the third-to-last boss a Horde of Metatrons. Furthermore, the first form is the Final Boss is comprised of an army of YHVH heads, with a few in particular getting in attacks.
  • Virtue's Last Reward has this as the villain's ultimate endgame... well, sorta. Dio is a Myrmidon, a clone of Left, the murdered brother of... Brother, the head of Free The Soul who believe that the human subconscious has been poisoned by negative emotions. To heal humanity's collective mind, Brother tried to exterminate humanity with Radical-6 (And nearly succeeded) and is now trying to replace humanity with Myrmidons who Brother believes to be pure beings.
  • BloodRayne featured Hedrox the Infinite, a bestial vampire that had the power to duplicate himself whenever he is dismembered. Coupled with his extremely fast regenerative powers and new Hedrox clones being created out of his severed limbs, its nearly impossible to defeat him... Unless if him and his clones are dropped on water, which is like acid to him.
  • The two Styx games Styx: Master of Shadows and Styx: Shards of Darkness make use of this. Goblin protagonist Styx can vomit out clones of himself which serve a multitude of purposes. If you are chased, they get killed instead of you. You can control them and let them explode as smoke bombs to get cover. In the second game you can make the smoke poisonous and later let clones explode to kill everything in a 2 meter radius. Also in the second game you can assume the control of a clone when you die, provided you have spawned one beforehand. It is also important to the plot, as the player character of the first game is just a backup clone of Styx, which you find out halfway through the game. At the end of the first game you fall into the magic soup you use to create clones and unleash the goblin plague that is a plot point of the second game on the world.
  • During the Cross Ange finale in Super Robot Wars X, Embryo clones 20 of himself inside Hysterica (technically 21 but Ange kills one in a cutscene beforehand). Fortunately, they aren't difficult and can be a really great source for money and experience for characters lagging behind.
  • In Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, clones of Yuriko are used to fuel the Empire's superweapon, and in one challenge mission in Uprising, the enemy will swarm your base with Yuriko clones.
  • In Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars, several heroes are capable of generating illusory copies, and the Manta Style item allows any other hero to have this ability as well.
  • In Goodbye Deponia, Rufus clones himself into three since he doesn't have enough time to save the day and Goal on his own.
  • The plot of Dexters Laboratory Deesaster Strikes is kicked off when Dee Dee messes around with Dexter's Clone-O-Matic machine, which not only clones her, but splits her up into many tiny clones of herself.
  • In Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, the mysterious "Double Illusion" Netherworld has a peculiar ability to create clones of people who stay there too long.
  • In Dishonored 2, Emily's "Doppelganger" ability lets her create a clone of herself as either a distraction or for combat.
  • In Dragon Ball: Fusions Cell takes advantage of time being screwed up by the wish to invite an army of himself from alternate timelines.
  • In Ghost Hacker, Axon reveals that he has many copies of himself, and simply deleting one of his avatars will not stop him. Alpha is also an example.
  • During one event in Gotcha Force, Yuji inexplicably appears with two clones and is berated by Usagi for messing around.
  • In Hyper Dragon Ball Z, one of Piccolo's supers can clone himself up to two times, depleting his HP by a fair margin. The clones each have a rather imperfect AI but are rather helpful.
  • In IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga, Jasper and Wyndis can grant themselves the unique "Other Self" buff, which causes a shadow clone to appear next to them, enabling them to hit twice per hit with any attack or Skill outside of Elemental Blast.
  • In Knights of the Round, Phantom can create four doubles of himself during battle.
  • In Lollipop Chainsaw, Mariska splits herself into four, then eight, duplicates during her Boss Fight.
  • In No Straight Roads, one unnamed artist is capable of creating copies of himself as his own personal army and backup dancers.
  • In Pac-Man 256, the Pac-Men power summons miniature Pac-Mans that chase ghosts and destroy them, much like the Tornado.
  • In Path of Exile, the Blink Arrow and Mirror Arrow skills create a duplicate of the character with their bow and quiver.
  • In Poptropica, this is Copy Cat's power on Super Power Island. The clones disappear when you touch them, though.
  • In the Quake I "Dissolution of Eternity" expansion, Hell Spawns are able to duplicate themselves.
  • In Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman, Zan splits into three when finishing off bosses.
  • RWBY: Amity Arena:
    • Sun's semblance allows him to send four short-lived clones of himself to fight.
    • Emerald can create phantom copies of all nearby allies.
    • When placed on the arena, Flynt Coal uses his Killer Quartet to summon 3 copies of himself and blast Gale-Force Sound. Unlike the show, they are not color-coded and all have the original's appearance.
  • In Soul of the Samurai, Urabe does this in his boss fight, creating two copies of himself to attack you.
  • In Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, a few of the Mummy levels involve him being split into three copies of himself by a trap, leading to puzzles that require teamwork between his selves.
  • In The Fall, One is part of a mass-produced series of androids who all cohabitate a region of the planet where they gradually develop a Hive Mind based on personal experiences which then filter into the server, being replicated by the Many.
  • In The Legend of Valkyrie, a spell allows you to summon mini versions of your character to protect you.
  • Taken Up to Eleven (literally) in Touhou Soccer, when Flandre uses her Four of a Kind ability to form a team all by herself.
  • In Don't Whack Your Boss With Super Power, selecting the headband grants you this power.
  • In When Tails Gets Bored, Tails clones himself after Resort Island, and Sonic has to go to Clone Valley to get rid of them.
  • The April Fool's event in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links featured multiple copies of Tristan appearing, who were all so weak the player defeated them just by interacting with them.
  • In This Is Your Grave, the Human Frog can multiply itself over time.
  • In Styx: Master of Shadows, Styx can create clones that can crawl through certain gates, scout areas ahead, distract guards and can even be upgraded to serve as living smoke bombs or to ambush enemies inside closets and chests.
  • In AdventureQuest Worlds, NOTruto can create clones of himself, much like Naruto (whom he is a Captain Ersatz of).
  • In Happiness, this is Anri's solution to there being too many customers at the cafe for her to handle.
  • In Apex Legends, Mirage plays with this. While he loves to play around (e.g., take selfies) with his holographic decoys as if they were real persons, those decoys are never physically tangible clones.
  • In Bloodborne, Mergo's Wet Nurse can occasionally create a clone of herself that lasts for roughly a minute.
  • In Bomberman Generation, Bomber Elite is able to produce two identical clones that also wield psychic powers. You won't be able to spot the real one unless you throw a bomb at them.
  • In Brave Frontier, Heresy Demon Kalon can make clones of himself which share all of his memories in order to keep the seals of Karna Masta's power intact.
  • In Bravely Default, Anne can set up multiple copies of herself with her Now You See Me ability.
  • In Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, Elyon summons two clones of himself in his Boss Battle.
  • In Cytus II, Xenon's rock band consists of virtual clones of himself.
    • Ivy can create duplicates of herself, which she uses to carry out some of her operations. These duplicates are noticeably more machine-like in their behaviour and exist only to follow her commands.
  • In Dark Souls III, the Crystal Sage starts spawning duplicates every time he teleports in his second stage.
  • In Death end re;Quest, a glitch in merchant teleportation code caused Rook to be cloned into multiple places, all under a single mind. Since it allows him to conduct business in multiple places simultaneously, he's not complaining.
  • In Destiny, Taken Psions have the ability to do this.
  • In Detroit: Become Human, all three androids Hank and Connor encounter in Kamski's mansion are copies of Chloe.
  • In Devil Survivor 2, Mizar continually grows and creates smaller copies of itself, and any attack causes Mizar to break off into pieces that grow fast.
  • In Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015), Shiva splits into two Shivas when her health gets below half.
  • In Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Ba-Boom, the Boisterous creates two doppelgangers to fight alongside him.
  • In Don't Starve, Maxwell can create shadow clones to do his bidding with the Codex Umbra.
  • In Dragalia Lost, the Hermit bosses split into multiple copies once they hit Overdrive.
  • In DragonFable, Cysero summons seven other Cyseros during a time travel quest.
  • In Dragon Force (Sega), Kyoem can create a shadow clone.
  • In Drakensang, Jasmine of the Creeck is skilled in creating clones of herself.
  • In Dragon Quest VIII, Dhoulmagus creates two clones of him.
  • In Fate EXTRA, Caster uses the Moon Cell to summon her other 8 Tails as servants so they can save their master in her CCC Servant ending.
  • In Fate/Grand Order, Grendel can use his powers to split into multiple bodies, leading to several boss fights with multiple Grendels.
    • Beast III/L can infinitely duplicate herself as the logical extension of being the cosmic spirit existing in all places to spread love to all humans.
    • Nitocris can use her Mirror of Nitocris to create copies of herself to fight her enemies, as shown in Camelot, though she doesn't do so in gameplay.
    • Ultra Heroine Z uses Saber Ninja Art: 3 Wave Duplication to create a large number of clones of herself after being defeated once.
  • In Final Fantasy Explorers, both Fenrir and Diabolos possess the ability to clone themselves.
  • In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Tyro's Stormlance Grimoire spell causes magical clones of him to appear to fire several bolts of lightning to rain down upon foes.
  • In Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Maquis can create copies of himself during battles.
  • In Final Fantasy XI, Diabolos has a tendency to manifest as multiple versions of himself when talking to The Adventurer.
  • In Final Fantasy XIV, Gilgamesh is able to use the Forbidden Mudra during the Kugane Ohashi battle to create a trio of copies of himself.
    • Karasu Kanshi learns the ability to make copies of himself for combat and decoy purposes, while Hanzo is a master of this type of jutsu.
    • One of Zenos' powers in his boss battle is to generate phantom clones.
    • Suzaku can create lesser versions of her firebird self as to aid her in battle.
    • Savage difficulty introduces "Aion Telos" enemies, which are clones of Sophia.
  • In Final Fantasy XV, Bahamut has the ability to make copies of himself, as can Gentiana as Shiva.

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