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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Why is the clone army so…small?

In Attack of the Clones, Lama Su says that 200,000 clone units were ready, and a million were on the way. Now I am assuming one unit means one clone trooper. Considering that there were a million ...
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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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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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Why did the Clone Troopers switch sides in Star Wars?

I must admit I'm a little hazy with SW in general, but why did the clones switch sides? I think it was due to some special code being used, but why did they do it? The clones were bred for obedience, ...
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Wouldn't creating millions or billions of clones for the Republic's armies create enormous and weird disturbances in the Force?

In A New Hope, Kenobi could feel the sudden deaths of the population of Alderaan, and in Empire Strikes Back, both the Emperor and Vader could feel Luke's Force awakening, referring to it as "a great ...
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Did Jango Fett have a weak mind?

The Jedi 'mind trick' is implied to only work on those with weak minds at numerous points in the series. The trick has been shown to work on stormtroopers in A New Hope. Is the "weak mind" of ...
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How do the embryos in Brave New World split into 96 by doubling?

In Bokanovsky's Process, the embryos double when they start budding. Although the DHC says that each embryo can produce between "8 and 96" babies. How do you get 96 by doubling?
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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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Story about a booth that replicates human to be enslaved on mars

I read the following paragraph in the book UNIX for Programmers and Users by Graham Glass: "It [fork] reminds me of a great sci-fi story I read once, about a man who comes across a fascinating ...
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In Moon [2009], why are there any humans at all?

SPOILERS AHEAD Considering the level of technology it should be trivial to build machines to replace the clones, remotely controlled by the powerful AI. And if something went terribly wrong with the ...
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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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Human agent trapped by aliens and trying to escape

What is the name of the book or author in a science fiction novel in which: Prior to the events in the book: humanity discovered a means of teleporting between worlds and has established a number of ...
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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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How difficult is it to create a clone?

In the Star Wars universe, the concept of clones is not new. Obi-wan, when he learns of them, is somewhat versed in the basics of cloning and able to ask relevant, on-topic questions. This suggests ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do Clone Troopers tell each other apart in battle?

How do Clone Troopers without unique markings tell each other apart in battle? Clone Officers and even Jedi seem to be able to distinguish individual basic Clone Troopers (plain white armor, or armor ...
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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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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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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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Who was/were the last clone(s)?

I know that many clone troopers became Imperial stormtroopers, but for how long? Do we have any information on the last of them?
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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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Movie about a family replaced by clones

There's a film I remember seeing as a kid that I thought was really scary. I've never found out what it was. Can anyone help naming it? This was on TV in the UK approx 20–25 years ago. It was about a ...
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Trying to find a specific book about clones

So, since Orphan Black came out - and I haven seen it but the premise of it - this old book has been niggling at me. I remember reading it in the late nineties/early millenium. It was about a girl ...
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Were Clone Troopers paid or rewarded in any way for their service?

(Inspired by this question) On Coruscant, there existed at least one "Clone Bar", know as "79's". This bar was privately owned, so the clones presumably had to buy their own food and drink. This ...
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Why didn't Dr. Venture grow more clones after they were all killed?

In the third season finale of The Venture Bros, all of Hank and Dean's backup bodies were killed in an epic battle. During the fourth season he says that Hank and Dean no longer have any backup ...
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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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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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Why so many workers, so close to job completion?

Why was the Tet so full of clones so close to victory? You'd think at that stage it'd be scaling down production. The number of clones in the Tet must have amounted to thousands, and I'd guess it ...
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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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1980's or early 90's children's book about a girl who was a clone of a scientist

I'm looking for the title of a book I read in the mid 90's, but it may have been older. It was about a girl who was a clone of a female scientist who had died before her research was completed. She ...
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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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Years after Order 66 was initiated, if a clone saw a rogue Jedi, would they have to kill them? Or could they let them live?

For instance, if a clone was stranded on a planet during Order 66 and eventually found their way off the planet and then one day saw a rogue Jedi, would they have to kill them?
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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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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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Story Identification: A sci-fi book about human/animal hybrids or clones

I'm trying to identify a sci-fi book I read in my youth in 1970s. Key plot points: It was a saga of the far future where humanity was blended with many different animal types, so characters were ...
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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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Why doesn't the Separatist Army use more non-droid soldiers?

In the Clone Wars, we see the Separatists use mostly droids in their army. The droids are a cheap and efficient force to field, but they have shown some weakness in combat with clones. In some ...
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Would certain defective clones have the inhibitor chip?

This question has bothered me since I learned about the Bad Batch. They are a group of positively defective clone commandos. Were they defective enough to not have an inhibitor chip placed in them at ...
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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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Need book ID help - long distance travel by cloning [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the name of a book I read awhile ago. It involved a bunch of gateways that you could sort of fax yourself to. You could have multiple copies of yourself running around and if one of ...
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Identify this short story: Musician discovers method of duplication, and duplicates trombone, self

Set in 1930s America, our hero, a poor musician / hobo, finds a (unexplained, but simple) way to duplicate anything. He first duplicates his trombone, then himself, to form a full jazz band. Some of ...
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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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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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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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Teen sci-fi novel about a girl who finds out teacher cloned her

I read a book around 2000 (the book looked fairly new, but might have been a new edition) that was about a young girl who wakes up on a space ship with memories of being on Earth years before. She ...
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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 ...