In S02E09 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,

it is revealed that Koenig guys are brothers rather than some kind of robots or clones. There are 13 Koenig brothers (out of which one is dead). All brothers are like twins except twin word isn't valid for them. Certainly, one mother can't give birth to 13 kids at a time.

How are they like twins?

Also, in the very end of last episode of season 1,

New Koenig in main base said exact words in exactly the same way as his dead brother.

How could that be for a normal biological twin?

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    First, the tone of Koenig's scene indicated that he was joking that there were 13 "twins". Second, two siblings - or even people saying something with the same exact wording and tone proves absolutely nothing in either way. – phantom42 Dec 16 '14 at 23:12
  • There's only four of them, as revealed in season 4 episode 12 "hot potato soup." – DonielF Apr 7 '17 at 3:43

Potential Spoilers

Unsubstantiated rumor indicates that Eric Koenig may be a Life Model Decoy, explaining why there are 13 of him, and each of them being exactly alike in every way. We will have to wait for the next season to confirm the suspicion.

  • As you have stated, it would be highly unlikely they would be biological siblings with exactly the same appearance and the same age.

  • Clones would work a lot better but they would be a huge expenditure in finances and would eventually differentiate over time depending on their experiences.

The mostly likely candidates are LMD. They could wait until needed. They could be programmed with whatever information is required for their function. The bases would not need any living support staff with a tireless, yet roguishly handsome, automaton running it.

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    everyone's thought he was an LMD almost since the minute the second one showed up. But we also were all convinced that Coulson was an LMD so apparently Marvel fans just really like life model decoys. :) – KutuluMike Dec 16 '14 at 23:40
  • But, all aren't 100% exactly alike. One brother was jerk type who recharging himself in weekend. Does it show some kind of malfunction? – Baby Yoda Dec 17 '14 at 8:01

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