thinking about clone whump and I came up with this setting idea. Feel free to write in it if you want, just ping me:
Basic idea is that fuck clones man. The advanced idea is that there's two companies that do cloning, and they have a bit of a rivalry
One company carefully clones each clone individually, gives them powers, trains them as soldiers from a very young age, and if they disappoint, they get experimented on
The other mass clones people for cheap labour, so everyone is raised on poor dehumanising conditions, and with a lacking sense of individuality, unless a few can get noticed, which is when they get even more dehumanized, but also, yknow, a rather quality education
Each of them brands their clones with a symbol unique to each company, and here's the kicker:
The clones can't. Really escape into normal life, most of the cases. Be it because they have visibly other clones of themselves running around, because they never adapted to society, or because their respective company will send teams of other clones to get them in again
However, due to Unspecified Legal Reasons, each company doesn't have to provide proof that a clone in their facility isnt theirs.
So, if, say, you are a clone who escaped, and you want limited freedom while not being hunted?
You go to the a branch of the other company, and give proof that you're useful enough that they keep you as sort of a normal worker instead of calling the other company condescendingly about having something of theirs, please come pick it
Or i don't know, you get sold while having strong conditioning to not kill your current owner, and hope they don't sell you until they die, or gift you to a family member in their will.