Clonecest

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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: selfcest, autosexual
Related: Doppelganger (trope), twincest, incest
See Also: same-actor crossover
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Clonecest refers to sexual pairings involving doubled versions of the same character. Many science fiction or fantasy canons have featured clones, doppelgangers, and alternate universe characters meeting. Sometimes rationalized as a form of masturbation, sometimes treated as a subset of incest.

A recognized trope in fanworks, this is fairly rare in canon.

Canon Examples

Some examples in television series:

Some examples in books & literature:

  • One science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein includes a reference to Lazarus Long having sex with a set of female twins cloned from himself. In his short story All You Zombies the main character uses a time machine and advanced surgery to become his own father and mother.
  • David Gerrold's novel The Man Who Folded Himself describes a time traveler who repeatedly travels back into his own timeline, repeatedly changing history and making love to male and female versions of himself created by the changes.

Notable Fandoms

  • Farscape: The clone of John Crichton, referred to as TalynJohn in fandom, often appears in fanworks. He is is sometimes paired with his clone MoyaJohn, and there are threesome fics pairing both clones with Aeryn Sun
  • Orphan Black: On a series about clones, clonecest was inevitable. The most popular clonecest pairing in this fandom, was Allison Hendrix/Beth Childs.
  • Sanders Sides: The different aspects of Thomas's personality are mixed and matched by the fandom into a wide variety of pairings. Some of the most popular pairings are Logan/Patton (Logicality), Roman/Virgil (Prinxiety), and Patton/Virgil (Moxiety).
  • Star Wars: Works pairing the clone soldiers in sexual relationships are rare but do appear.
  • MCU: Loki's ability to create illusions sometimes leads to clonecest in fanworks. These works deviate from canon, where Loki's clones are not able to interact with objects.

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