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Replication
MultipleMan
Multiple Man (Marvel) makes too many copies.

Power/Ability to:

Replicate oneself, others and/or objects

The ability to replicate oneself, others and/or objects. Not to be confused with Quantity Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Army of One
  • Bio-Fission
  • Cloning
  • Copying
  • Duplication
  • Form Duplication
  • Multi-Body
  • Multiplicity
  • Multiplication
  • Self-Duplication
  • Self-Replication

Capabilities

Users can instantly and perfectly replicate themselves and/or targets which can be objects or living beings, numerous times. Most users have both of these abilities, also their clothes are often copied along with their body. Some also have the ability to remove their copies as quickly as they were made. Biological properties are exactly the same, however, each copy will have different experiences and may gain independent personalities over time. Copies always cooperate because they posses the same minds and goals.

Applications

Variations

  • Anatomical Duplication: Allows a limb to be duplicated. However it does require either:
  • Bilocation, also called Colocation or Multilocation: The ability for the body to appear as though in two places at once, one of a few ways. The first is most common; the body temporarily replicates the psyche or "soul-self", and the replicated soul-self (maybe numerous at a time) wanders autonomously until it is recalled (it may be projected to another location; perhaps even the Astral Realm). The second means is by psychic light refraction, so one appears to be in places that one obviously is not (similar to a three-way mirror, but possible with more than three "selves"). These selves move according to the user’s will (or his motions).
    • The user often (in fact, almost always) has a sensory, telepathic and empathic rapport with the bilocated selves and can thus detect them, suggest actions and recall them at will (they can often even use the user’s abilities; but he can’t actually mentally control those bilocated selves other than recalling them).
      • Note: The user often also has a Spatial Sense, to perceive where they project their bilocated selves.
      • Note: This is not the same as Replication or Astral Projection; if the user dies while this ability in use, the projected self (if it is a solidified replicate of the user’s psyche) does not disappear; as it is a solidified division of the user’s psyche, it could continue the user’s life as though it were the user (with all his thoughts, memories and mannerisms).
  • Catoptric Replication, also called Mirror Replication: The ability to use the effects of a mirror’s reflective properties to replicate oneself. One with this ability simply steps in front of the mirror they’ll use (usually full-body, though this is not always required), and their reflection is psionically solidified. The user then psionically releases them from the mirror, so that they can move on their own. It may leave the user temporarily without a reflection, because the user’s psionic energy prevents the user from replicating when they don’t want to; or the reflection may be unaffected by the replication process.
  • Doppelgänger Summoning: : The user can only replicate others. One with this ability looks at/imagines an existing subject, and then psionically creates a genetic clone of them. The user may, upon creating this new body, do one of several things (only one; it depends on the user’s genetics). The user may move his spirit into this new body, leaving his old body inert until he returns to it; he may psychically control the body; or he may use it to do damage to, which in turn hurts the subject it is meant to look like (similar to the ability Psychic Voodoo).
    • Sometimes, however, the doppelgänger that is produced will have a telepathic/empathic rapport with the user, and will follow any commands the user gives, or the like.
  • Demi-cellular Division: This form of replication results in the affected subject "splitting", much like a cell, into physical organic clones indefinitely depending on available resources. This form generally causes all clones to lack a autonomous intelligence, instead being a unit in a collective "hivemind", each clone being just one "cell" of a unified consciousness (usually that of the subject). This form benefits because if the "original" subject dies, a clone can take their place as the central point of the hivemind making the subject technically immortal as long as there is sufficient copies to take their place. If a clone is separated from the the hivemind then it can work with the autonomy and intelligence of an average human, acting as just a simple clone. This form of replications downsides dwell in the fact that the clones only possess the strength of the original and thus is only effective on a large scale (ex. army size), and the clones, being solid organic matter, cannot be made to just vanished, but can only be made to be reabsorbed.
  • Empathic Replication, also called Empathic Duplication or Empathic Copying: The ability to replicate oneself, but only by manifesting one’s emotions as separate entities. One will have a replicate exemplifying every emotion that one is capable of experiencing (or sometimes only every emotion one can think of at the time). These mental projections are then solidified and can move and act of their own volition (and will often have exaggerated attitudes based on the emotion they exemplify). They maintain a telepathic/empathic rapport with the user, as replicates often do, but they must be recalled by touch.
    • When one uses this ability, it either traps the user in the emotion he was feeling when he used the ability (permanently happy, sad, angry, etc.) or it will drain the user of all emotion, until all of the replicates he produced are recalled. If a replicate is killed, the user is then (often permanently) rendered incapable of feeling whatever emotion that replicate represented.
      • Note: This ability also automatically renders both the user and the replicates immune to emotional tampering (immunity to Psychic Intimidation, Empathic Projection, Pathokinesis, and the like) until all of the produced replicates are psionically recalled to the user’s root body.
  • Kinetic Replication, also called Kinetic Copying: The ability to use the effects of motion and force to replicate oneself. One with this ability simply moves fast enough, or gets hit by non-lethal force, and the kinetic energy from the momentum creates a cast of the user. The user then psionically solidifies and animates the cast, so they can move of their own volition. Sometimes this replication can be induced by any extreme impact (so replicates are literally knocked out of the root body), or by the snap of a finger, the stamp of a foot, etc. Sometimes the replicates can just “walk out of” the root body.
  • Self-Spawn, also called Conversion: The ability to replicate oneself by turning others into oneself.
  • Temporal Duplication or Temporal Replication: The ability to project differently-aged versions of oneself with one’s consciousness, or to summon them from the timeline. The user of the ability could summon past versions of oneself (called Yesterscaping) or future versions of oneself (called Yonderscaping). One with this ability could create multiple versions of oneself from one point in time, but they cannot create a version of themselves from a time they will not live up to (if the user would only live to be fifty years old, for example, then said user could not project a version of himself that was fifty-one years old or older).
    • In order to summon past/future selves, one must psychically replicate the older/younger self or selves and then summon them (an almost-instantaneous process); although this is often automatic, it can be skipped in the process, but that would in turn do extreme damage to the time stream.
  • Yin-Yang Duplication, also called Yin/Yang Duplication, Positive-Negative Duplication, Positive-Negative Division or Duality Division: The psionic ability to duplicate oneself, but only by dividing the negative/positive sides of one’s “inner self” into separate entities. The user does not keep all of their traits in each duplicate; one is entirely positive (they may represent the good side, or just the side made up of positive energy) and the other is entirely negative (they may represent the dark side, or just the side made up of negative energy).
    • The positive and negative sides are technically both replicates; the true “root” self is when the two are together; the positive side projects positive energy (or they may have a passive, non-aggressive ability like Empathy), while the negative side projects negative energy (or they may have a harmful, aggressive ability like a Sonic Scream).

Associations

Limitations

  • May require close proximity to the user.
  • There may be limit to the number of replicates user can have at a time.
  • Replicates may have individual thought/personalities that may go cross-purpose to the original.
    • Replicates that exist long time and/or are away of their creator may be especially prone to this.
  • Infection or damage to a copy may return to the user upon assimilation.
  • Concentration may be required to maintain copies.
  • Pain or struggle could cause copies to become distressed as well.
  • If there are problems with the copying process duplicates may have physical or mental setbacks.
  • Users may require a certain amount of energy or stamina and once they run out, the duplicates may disappear.
  • If a duplicate dies or becomes injured, the pain may be inflicted on the original.
  • Dismissing replicate may be hard or complicated process, some may stay until they run out of energy or are destroyed.
  • May be clearly fake, with a pixel sort of look or an obvious difference.
  • Replicates may be temporary.
  • Keeping the clones in existence may drain energy from the user.

Known Users

  • Multi Man (The Impossibles)
  • James Madrox/Multiple Man (Marvel)
  • Dani (Los Protegidos)
  • Mogwai/Gremlins (Gremlins); When poured on by water
  • Ian Randall (Smallville)
  • Mysterious Figure/Unknown (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts II)
  • Penny Lent (Sky High)
  • Duplicator (Power Rangers Super Samurai)
  • Julian Dumont (Heroes)
  • Dr. Manhattan (DC)
  • Riot (DC)
  • Ditto (Ben 10)
  • Echo Echo (Ben 10)
  • Eli (Heroes)
  • The Living Doll (The Tick)
  • Multiplex (DC Comics)
  • Johnny Marrow/Replay (Static Shock)
  • Billy Numerous (Teen Titans)
  • Tanner VanParrys (Dream Team)
  • Pokémon (Pokémon); using Double-Team
  • Zetsu (Naruto)
  • Katsuyu (Naruto)
  • Shinobi (Naruto); via Various Clone techniques
  • Elg (Toriko)
  • Elizabeth "Z" Delgado (Power Rangers: S.P.D.)
  • Rudy (MisFits); only happens whenever he feels lost emotions for something
  • Kanchome (Zatch Bell)
  • Coltopi/Kurotopi (Hunter x Hunter)
  • The Cloud/Nuvola flame (Reborn!)
  • Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Vlad Masters (Danny Phantom)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Al Mualim (Assassin's Creed); via piece of Eden
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed); via piece of Eden
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball)
  • Tien (Dragon Ball)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • Catherine Mora (Marvel)
  • Dupli-Kate (Image Comics)
  • Multi-Paul (Image Comics)
  • Amihan (Encantadia)
  • Fox (Platoon of Power Squadron)
  • Kuriboh (Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Zeus (God of War 3)
  • Gemini Man (MegaMan Series)
  • The Flesh (Doctor Who)
  • Agent Smith (The Matrix)
  • Kamen Rider OOO, Gatakiriba Combo (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • Hydro-Man (Marvel); upon his joining of the fearsome four
  • Tezca Tlipoca (Soul Eater)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Eathes (Black Cat)
  • EnTaro.Tassadar (Storm of the Imperial Sanctum)
  • Buzzshock (Ben 10)
  • Wego Twins (Kim Possible)
  • Megawhatts (Ben 10)
  • Everywhere Man (The Batman); via duplication device
  • Dark Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via White Sword/Four Sword
  • Magikoopas (Super Mario series)
  • Pit via Mirror of Truth (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant); via Magic Mirror
  • Copycat (Extinctioners)
  • Blademasters (Hero Class in Warcraft 3); via Mirror Image
  • Mage (Arcane Perk : World of Warcraft); via Mirror Image
  • Wizard (Class in Diablo 3); via Mirror Image
  • Samuro the Blademaster (Warcraft 3 : The Frozen Throne; Bonus Campaign); via Mirror Image
  • Doril Magefront the Archmage (Warcraft 3 : The Frozen Throne ; Bonus Campaign); via Wand of Illusion
  • Amazon via Decoy (Class in Diablo 2)
  • Very Mary Bell (Land of Chaos Online)
  • Zero the Assassin (Borderland 2)
  • The Twin Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • 344/Dupe (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Terracotta (Krystala TV Series)
  • Waldo "Dustin" Brooks (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Machete Master (X-Men Origins : Wolverine)
  • Mesmer (Class in Guild War 2); via Illusion skills
  • Eames (Charmed)
  • Pierre (Chica Vampiro)
  • Santiago (Andaluins)
  • Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats); via Guard Skill: Harmonics
  • Shion Pavlichenko (Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor)
  • Quantum (Marvel)
  • Hermes Costello (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Blake Belladona (RWBY)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Spell Casting
  • BM (Bio-Meat: Nectar)
  • Ayumi (Blades of Time); via Time Rewind
  • Wispmothers (Elder Scrolls)
  • Dragons (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Dipper Pines, through use of copy machine (Gravity Falls)
  • Baltharus the Warborn (World of Warcraft); via Summon Clone
  • Billy Joe Cobra (Dude, That's My Ghost)

Known Objects

  • Black Kryptonite (Superman franchise)
  • Ring of the Nine Dragons (Xiaolin Showdown)

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