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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How did the Republic pay for the clone army?

I remember reading in one of the Republic Commando books about Besany Wessen doing some investigating within the Treasury, but don't remember it ever leading to anything except the Skirata Clan ...
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When were the Clone Troopers replaced with regular humans?

It is clear in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) that the Storm Troopers are regular humans. Mostly because of the funny scene, where a tall Trooper hits his head on a low door while his ...
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Are clones allowed to retire?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, clone troopers are created to be the Republic's foot soldiers in the war. The season 2 episode The Deserter implied that troopers can't just go AWOL. But do they have ...
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What were the natural lifespans of Kamino and Spaarti clones?

If said clones were not killed in battles, what was the average life expectancy of both Kamino-grown, Fett-type clones and Spaarti technology clones? I'd expect it to be less than humans, due to ...
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Why Did the Empire Use Storm/Clone Troopers and not Droids?

The Separatists were under control of Count Dooku, who was under Sidious' control, who was essentially running the entire Clone War and using it as an excuse to take over the Republic and turn it into ...
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What happens to deceased clones?

What happens when a clone soldier (clonetroopers and stormtroopers included) dies? Does the republic/empire have a mass body disposal facility? Do they bury the dead troopers? Is the equipment issued ...
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Would a Jedi (Sith) clone be force-full or force-less

Just seen a picture of Vader Force-choking a trooper. And then I started wondering: what if they had cloned a Sith (or a Jedi). Would the clones have the Force? Specifically, would they have the same ...
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How much does a clone cost?

The clone troopers that formed the basis of the Republic's new army were paid for by a combination of Count Dooku's wealth — which was apparently staggering — and other funds. What was ...
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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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Were there other clone armies created by the Kaminoans?

In Episode II, Obi-Wan finds the Kaminoans are creating a clone army for the Republic, and the prime minister of Kamino states: LAMA SU: Yes, a clone army. And, I must say, one of the finest we've ...
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Short story about failed mind transfer with loss of speech

I'm looking for a short story whose title I can't remember. In it a wealthy man practices cloning and consciousness transfer to achieve immortality, often parading older bodies around his estate ...
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Part of trilogy, race called The O's, and clone rights trial

I'm looking for a novel I read when I was younger. It was the third of a trilogy. It featured clones and a benevolent alien race known as "The O's". At some point, there is a big clone rights trial ...
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Could a killed Clone Trooper be used as spare part for a wounded one?

As we see here, in Star-Wars, cybernetics is preferred over cloning to replace a lost limb. But what if the clone is already there? In the particular case of Clone Troopers is there any mention ...
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Was there any in-Universe mention of a technology to clone individual organs/limbs?

As part of answering " Why are Anakin and Luke fitted with cybernetic hands? ", I tried to remember any mention of a canonical (any canon) technology to grow a cloned organ or a limb - as opposed to a ...
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Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future

Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future. Subject man clones himself using scanner and ingredients from the kit (add water), agent arrives (from future) to reclaim the kit, but ...
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Can't remember an old movie and only remember a minor scene

I watched a film that was made before 2009. In one of the scenes, near the end, a girl (who is either an alien or a clone) and a human man get in a car, her arm is cut by a screw and there is blue ...
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What is the name of this science fiction story about a man who transfers his mind into a fitter cloned version of himself?

I read this story more than 10 years ago and I'd love to get the title or at least narrow down my search to the right author. A man wears out his body every few years at which point he gets his mind ...
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What is life like for a clone trooper or a stormtrooper?

I know The Clone Wars (the current CGI animated series, not the original animated one) shows what training is like for the clones and we see the clones and some of what they go through while serving ...
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Looking for a story where a person is threatened with repeated murder

A novel I read in the early 80's but was most likely published in the 70's(?) begins with a woman being woken up. She is shown pictures of herself and it is explained to her that these were earlier ...
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A novel about a superhuman government assassin clone who goes rogue and tries to kill his twin's family

Plot A super-secret government super-soldier hitman, grown in a lab with superhuman strength and regeneration powers and programmed from birth1 to be a mindless killer, goes rogue after watching some ...
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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 named Cut ...
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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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Why did Chancellor Palpatine create the Clone Wars?

I'd like to know why did Chancellor Palpatine created the Clone Wars? It doesn't make sense to me that the Chancellor was both head of the Republic and the Sith.