Questions tagged [clones]

Generally, a clone is grown from a tissue sample taken from another person. Sometimes, many clones are made, while a lot of situations only see one new clone. In some cases, cloning is combined with rapid aging so that a fully grown replica is matured in a matter of days. Also, there can be a facility for memory transfer, so the new clone will start with the same memories and personality of the original.

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When was Gregor's inhibitor chip removed?

Clone Commando Gregor (CC-5576-39) was shown in Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season One episode 14, "War-Mantle": This suggests that he was not under the influence of the inhibitor chip at this ...
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80s or 90s book. Not quite human man tries to discover his origin in a jungle environment

I recall a story where a man with no memory wakes up in a jungle-ish type area maybe along a river. He eventually meets a woman who is also not quite human (Maybe they have leaves instead of hair, or ...
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How can a transporter clone have the same mass?

From what I know, transporter beams simply transfer the pattern as an analog signal from point A to point B. However, we see in at least 2 instances (Star Trek: Lower Decks S02 E02 Kayshon: His eyes ...
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What is this from: beheading, head stolen in heist, and connected to new body?

This memory of a scene from a book/movie/show/comic popped into my mind and I can't figure out what it is from! It's a beheading/execution scene on a castle/tower/skyscraper over a waterfall/into a ...
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What is the earliest story to deal with clones?

I’m looking for the earliest story with clones (genetic duplicates of people created via technology and grown from cells/embryos) in it. Just how old is the trope?
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Short story about public-domain clones of historical figures

I read this story somewhere around 20 years ago. Trying to find it again. The first-person narrator, referred to simply as "Al," was some sort of management for a company involved in ...
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Book about a group of kids that were cloned from criminals

I remember, as a kid, reading a book about a group of kids, who were cloned from tissue samples taken from violent criminals. I am pretty sure that all of the adults are in on it, if not most. It was ...
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Book series about superpowered teenaged clones with tattoos on their heels

I remember a lot of the plot except for characters’ names or the series/books names. Basically a teenage girl learns that her grandfather/caretaker was a scientist who participated in cloning humans ...
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1980s children's book (possibly duology) about cloned boys

What I remember: Published no later than 1990, probably more like 1985 Near future setting, possibly featuring a vague Eastern/Western cold war scenario A boy of ~10 learns that he has a clone of the ...
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Book about girl who was killed, and then cloned without memories of her past life. She lives in a facility with other clones of dead people

This is a YA book I read awhile ago about a girl whose other half was killed, you believe, because she worked against the government. Her body was cloned? Or at least, I believe, resurrected, but she ...
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Young adult/teen maybe children's? Book about a clone (Thriller?)

This is going to be such a vague description of the plot so I apologize, but I had a wave of nostalgia from watching a youtube video where I remembered this book. Basically, it's a young teen boy who ...
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Looking for name of (short) story of clone stranded on a planet [duplicate]

I am looking for a SF short story I read in an anthology published in Germany around the 70s or 80s: I can't remember the full story but it has the following elements: A boy or adolescent that is ...
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Short story about a man who makes miniature clones of the female coworker he's attracted to

Does anyone know this story? I think I originally read it in a short story collection of the author's works, but I for the life of me cannot remember the title or author. The only other thing I ...
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Book series about pairs of clones, Pratwa, that were mentally linked [duplicate]

There was a great sci-fi book series that I read about experiments with clones (Pratwa?). The lab produced sets of 2 clones that were linked mentally. When they meditated and merged consciousnesses ...
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70s movie. A man and his clone are trying to find out who cloned him and why they are trying to kill them

In the mid-70s I saw a movie on TV (USA). A man is working in a lab type facility (more computer or physics lab instead of medical lab) in a remote location. Something happens and his lab either burns ...
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Novel about a group of people who are abducted by aliens and cloned [duplicate]

I remember listening to an audio book years ago about a group of people who did not know each other who were abducted by aliens. That's rather generic, but the hook was that each one of the people had ...
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Post Apocalyptic book about "clones"

I read this book (might have also been more than one) as a teenager around 2010, borrowed from a local German library. I only very vaguely remember it. It was in German obviously but most likely ...
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Do we know if the clones in Star Wars are made infertile? [duplicate]

The clone army is created from Jango Fett and so the entire army contains his genetic material. Is it stated anywhere if these troopers were made infertile? I can see issues if they decided to form ...
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How did some Jango-Fett style of clone troopers get command positions?

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, one of the clones is referred to as Commander Cody. The clone-troopers are genetically programmed for certain personality and cognitive traits. Do those traits ...
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Sci fi short story about a female activist that is really a clone of her virgin mother

I read several years ago a short story about a female activist (told by her mother), that seemed like a “Jesus Christ in modern times story”... at the end you discover the mom is a biotechnician that ...
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If Snoke was a clone, who was the source?

After reading this question (Was Snoke an individual or a puppet?), the follow-up thought occurred to me that if Snoke is a clone, his source DNA had to originate from somewhere, so where did it come ...
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What were the prevailing real-life cultural connotations of "clones" in 1975 (Star Wars' 3rd draft)?

The original 1976 Star Wars script references The Clone Wars (which wouldn't be realised in fiction until decades later): LEIA: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now ...
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Short detective story. Criminals are cloned, then killed by the victims of crime for revenge

The story is about a detective talking to different people trying to gather information about a clone. The story deals with clones of a criminal who committed murders, and they make exact clones of ...
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Novel where a genius child secretly makes clones of himself

I'm trying to find the name of a novel that was (what I'll call) light horror sci-fi. It was probably published in the early 90s. As best as I can remember, the plot goes something like: a child is ...
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In House of Suns, how are shatterlings able to live for so long?

In the novel, it's implied that one of the ways for civilizations to escape early extinction is for them to become organized into Lines, where each line consists of a thousand or so shatterlings. ...
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YA book about a girl who is cloned and her clone does bad things

A patron is looking for a book about a girl who is cloned and her clone does things she wouldn't want her to. The cover features a girl running in two different directions - the top half in one ...
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How are the clones created in Star Wars

In Star Wars, has it been mentioned how the clone troopers & any other clones are created? By that I mean, was somatic cell nuclear transfer the method that was used?
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Book series my dad told me about. It involves space travel, clones, and an indigenous people with kangaroo tails

My dad read a book series that he recommended to me last year. Now that I am ready to start it, neither of us can recall the title. He said there were several in the series but he can't recall how ...
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Book about teenage clones who end up in a compound somewhere?

Girl and a boy - both find out they're clones. She believes she is 'fat', he is described as having olive skin. Turns out his dad is behind it all... (I think the dad dies at the end?) There's a woman ...
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Short story: guy discovers duplication spell, clones himself for music band in the woods, one clone leaves and starts revolution

The story was narrated by a guy who discovered years ago (after becoming curious about the occult and dabbling for some with no hint of success at other spells he finds in old tomes dug up in old book ...
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When clones died during battle what would they do with them afterwards? [duplicate]

If a clone died in battle, would he be buried there, left on the battlefield, or would they be taken somewhere else? We know they take count of casualties but I don't remember ever seeing anything ...
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Novel that is about robots fighting humans and dinosaurs

This book I think came out between 2006-2008 and I remember that the whole book was illustrated. Sadly I have no idea who the author is. I remember the story fairly well. The story starts out with a ...
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Did Clone troopers suffer from PTSD?

It is not unheard off for people that have gone through a traumatic experience to develop Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) Soldiers and those in the military are known to experience PTSD more ...
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Book about a girl who discovers she is a clone, flees from the government

I got to thinking about a book I read as a child about a girl who is a clone. She doesn't know she's a clone, just that her twin sister died when she was young. In her futuristic society, clones are ...
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Book about an individual that undergoes tests, dies and respawns somewhere else

Looking for a book about an individual who comes to a large city to take tests to see what he is qualified for, has trouble, is killed, and wakes up as the same person in a different location. This ...
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What was the episode from British/American Anthology about husband buying a clone? [duplicate]

There was an episode of a Sci-fi/horror anthology. Either a TV series, or a series of movies. It was about a man whose wife is starved for affection, and overly attentive, trying to win his love. He ...
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Looking for a story about cloning and brain transplants [duplicate]

The story is about a rich man who makes clones of himself. The clones are fed and exercised so that they will have perfect bodies, but are not given the ability to mentally develop. They cannot speak ...
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Short story about clone repair team where one dies

I remember reading a short story in high school that was about a team of engineers or mechanics that were all clones, I think 3 men and 3 women, that were assigned to repair something on an outpost. ...
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YA/children's fiction about a mail-order clone

I am trying to recall a book that I read as a child -- late 80s, early 90s. The main character (teen or pre-teen boy) sent away to a mail-order company, and got back a kit for creating a clone. Not ...
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Book Name: Space Operaish

I am trying to find the name of a book I read many years ago but have not been having much luck. I remember a fair bit about the book but I just can't seem to track it down. Any help would be ...
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TV series from 70s or 80s - 1 female pilot was cloned from the other pilot's fingernail

This was a tv show that aired in the US in the '70s or early '80s, possibly on Saturday mornings. Since I was a child, I'm assuming it was a kids program? It was comic science fiction and set on a ...
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Could clones be Force-sensitive?

I am referring specifically to clones of Jango Fett from Attack of the Clones. Could one or more of these clones, from an original that is not Force-sensitive be Force-sensitive, without any genetic ...
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How much did the first batch of 20,000 clones cost the republic?

Without including weapons (1,000 credits per blaster), armour (though I'd love to know how much one set of Phase I armour costs), and DNA (I bet it cost the republic extra to have a famous warrior ...
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Novel about a clone with an unexpectedly stable personality?

There was a SF novel in my high-school library (sometime between 1985 and 1990), that I had intended to read, but for some reason I never got to it, or maybe it disappeared from the library. English ...
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Why didn't the Clone Troopers have their sex drives removed or suppressed?

Based off their art preferences, the Clone Troopers seemed to have an appreciation for the female form. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "The Deserter" features a former Clone Trooper ...
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Looking for a murder mystery with a woman and her male clone [duplicate]

Here is what I remember: Read in the late 80's or early 90's. Main character is a woman, but as a child, had been gender swapped to male. Recently "woke up" as a previous incarnation had been ...
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Story where many kids were fathered by a virus [duplicate]

I am looking for a story which I read probably two decades ago, in the 90s, but which was probably already old at that point. I think I read it in some kind of anthology, in English, and in the USA. ...
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Science fiction movie about a couple that happens to be clones of mother-son & their relationship is forbidden by law

I'm trying to find the title of a movie I watched around 2006-2007. It's a science fiction movie about a man and woman who fall in love and are chased by law enforcement because he is the clone of her ...
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Do the Clones know that Dooku was Tyranus?

Count Dooku killed Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas and impersonated him in order to order the Clone Army. Since Dooku ordered the Clone army, does that mean the Clones know Dooku is the one who ordered them; if ...
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Why doesn't Asgard just clone the same base model?

I'm rewatching SG-1, and in epsiode 5x22 Revelations, it is explained that the Asgardians are all clones and that it causes degradation. Carter explains it like "making a copy of a copy of a copy". ...
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