I randomly thought this while looking at Stargate stuff, partly due to other Stargate questions. Why the heck does Ba'al clone himself? Here's the story:
The Goa'uld are defeated by Replicators, leaving Ba'al as the only remaining system lord. Ba'al then flees to Earth and takes over The Trust, acquiring Asgard cloning technology as a result. When we next see Ba'al, he's used the technology to Clone himself a bunch of times, and after he flees Earth and rebuilds his empire, he has clearly cloned himself many more times.
My question is simply: Why?
Was it because he now had a vast empire to command after taking over literally ALL the territories belonging to the now dead system Lords? Surely he could have simply used some lackeys that were easier to control than himself.
Or maybe it was because he's just that egotistical and narcissistic that he wanted a bunch of himself around.
Or maybe it was just because the technology was there and he wanted to play with it.
What I'm looking for is some canon, in-universe (and yes, I will accept any PROSE for this, comics or other such media) reason for Ba'al feeling the need to create any clones at all, let alone that many.
If there is absolutely no canon, in-universe reason then I will also accept well reasoned speculation.