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Julien is replicated numerous times.
|Poder de:||Julien Dumont, |
|Habilidad de:||Create vast numbers of exact copies of oneself|
Cloning is the ability to replicate, producing identical clones.
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Evan can create several clones of himself, and claims to be able to create thousands. The clones physically emerge from his body. They are all capable of independent thought and action, and each is apparently capable of producing his own clones.
Evan's imperfections are cloned, as well. For instance, Evan has a scar over his right eye. Every one of Evan's clones has the same scar.
Evan's ability also clones most of the clothes he is wearing and the weapons he is carrying. Evan's clones usually appear without his hat, implying that he has some control over what objects are cloned. Some of the clothes on Evan's clones appear to be different, indicating he may be able to alter the items he clones or clone items that he is not wearing or touching. Whether or not the ability can be used to clone other living things is unknown.
Adam Monroe believes that if he kills the true Evan, the "source" of the clones, then all the clones will die as well. However, it is unclear if this is true.
It is also unknown as to whether the source and his clones are able to merge themselves back together, or if they remain permanently separated.
Julien Dumont, known as the "root" to the Company, has the ability to vegetatively create clones. According to his assignment tracker profile at primatechpaper.com, Dumont appears to generate replicants through cellular mitosis, similar to a fungi. In Root and Branch, Part 3, however, a clone appears to emerge out of his own body, in a way similar to Evan in Revolutionary War, Part 2. His clones can be injured, even fatally, without causing physical harm to the root Dumont.
Dumont's offshoots develop rapidly and are biologically identical to Julien after they are fully grown. Mature clones exhibit a degree of independent thought and personality: the Company has deployed replicants for a wide variety of field work, though some clones have gone rogue. A big bag and tag mission was conducted in 2007 to hunt down and collect many of these rogue clones, and to confine them in a cell at Primatech Research. The root's loyalty towards the Company is unknown, but the root is confined to a room in Primatech Research where he has tubes and monitoring equipment attached to his body.
However, the offshoots also share a hive-like collective mind, in which the root Dumont appears to play a centric role. The Company believes that if the root Dumont were killed, all of the offshoots would instantly die. The offshoots do appear to have a strong connection to the root, as the clones experience intense pain when Sabine frees and awakens the root Julien into a severe state of shock.
The clone pretending to be Sabine's partner claims that the root can sense the location of his clones, and feels a pain--like a limb being torn off--when one of the root's clones dies. He also says that the clones, or "branches", would not feel if another clone died, only the root would feel it if the branches died.
When the root Dumont is in a weakened or otherwise altered state, the personalities of mature offshoots become more dominant. New offshoots created during such a period experience high degrees of psychological and emotional vulnerability and are susceptible to coercion or imprinting. Immature offshoots, on the other hand, are highly receptive to programming.
Julien's ability appears to be limited to his cloning his own body. While Julien was wearing pants, the clone he created to draw gunfire while he escaped emerged without any clothes.
As the pursuit continues, another one of Evan's clones waits at the ready.
Evan's clones emerge from other clones.
The Company keeps a cloning Julien attached to machines.
...leaving his back raw.
"This was not a man who returned from death as I did...this was a man who died a thousand times while his brothers lived. A man who could replicate himself before my very eyes."
- Writers Oliver Grigsby and Zach Craley confirmed in an interview that Julien's clones cannot clone themselves or replicate other items. However, in Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, Part 1, a fully clothed group of clones identical to the Hartsdale clone suddenly appears to capture Samir. It is not clear whether the Hartsdale clone cloned himself and his clothes, or if these clones were create by the root Dumont and brought to this assignment.
- According to Zach Craley in an interview, it is possible that Evan and Julien have the same ability, but that Evan's power was distorted or exaggerated by Adam's retelling.
- For other uses of clone, see Clone (disambig).