"The dying is painful... the transition is not an enjoyable experience. But the suffering is a small price to pay... for eternal life."
― Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars Legends)

The ability to transfer one's mind/soul into a clone to cheat death. Variation of Immortality.

Also Called

  • Artificial Immortality
  • False/Pseudo Immortality
  • Immortality Through/Via Cloning
  • Reinvigoration


User can transfer their mind/soul into a clone, gaining a form of immortality.




  • May take time to transfer to a new body.
  • Immortal Slayer
  • May be weaker in a clone body due to non-familiarity to it.
  • They may lose chunks of their soul the more they transfer/the longer they wait to transfer.
  • Soul Destruction can kill the user.
  • New body may be unstable.
  • May have a limited number of clone bodies available.

Known Users

See Also: Body Backup Drive.

  • Octagon and Rhomboid (Ben 10 Series)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty); via Operation Phoenix
  • Anton (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars)
  • Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars Legends)
  • Angels (Preacher)
    • Fiore
    • DeBlanc
    • Susan
  • Michael Drucker (The 6th Day)
  • Overlord (H.I.V.E.); via Animus.
  • Humanoid Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Astra Crew Parents (Kanata no Astra)
  • Bai Yin/Faceless (Karakuri Circus)
  • Ayanami Rei (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Maelstrom (Marvel Comics)
  • Red Skull (Marvel Comics)
  • Alucard (Rosario + Vampire: Season II)
  • Takeru Yamato (Maken-Ki!)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X)
  • Mister Sinister (Marvel Comics)
  • Touko Aozaki (Kara no Kyoukai)
  • Dr Tiger Ninestein (Terrahawks)
  • Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
  • Homer Simpson (The Simpsons); via Professor Frink's intervention
  • Robots (Futurama); via wireless backup unit
  • Omanushi (Samurai 7)
  • Asgard (Stargate SG-1)
  • M. Bison (Street Fighter)
  • Meca One (Exo-Force)
  • Decagon Vreedle (Ben 10)
  • Octagon and Rhomboid Vreedle (Ben 10)
  • Funny Valentine (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7 Steel Ball Run)
  • Roswaal A. Mathers (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Jimmy (Hardcore Henry)
  • Kuroto Dan (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)
  • Furons (Destroy All Humans!)
  • Agent Bishop (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Baxter Stockman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Rimururu Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime); via Soul Corridor and Multi Existence
  • Lewis/Xephos (Yoglabs)
  • Simon/Honeydew (Yoglabs)


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