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Milkie

The Effects of Milkette Being a Clone

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Memory Lapse

When Milkette was first born, she had perfect memories of Milkie's past - an identity that was hers, but wasn't all at the same time. As her false body developed further, her differing physiology began to cause lapses in these memories via an unstable brain chemistry. She has a past now that she often forgets. Perhaps it's for the better - it is, after all, a childhood she never lived.

It is possible in the future that her memory will become worse.

Cellular Degeneration

Milkette is something created from nothing. A clone, perhaps. A homunculus more likely. Taking the base elements of living tissue and constructing them piece by piece to create an actual, living being has its consequences. Milkette's fresh cell build-up can only degrade from here, with no help from her body's chemistry. Her metabolism does not slow, unlike Milkie's. This is why he gains weight in the winter and she does not.

Should she ever age (or be depicted in art showing her as aged), she will look much older than she is. Her life expectancy is short.

Infertility

Milkette does not experience the menstrual cycle. She does not ovulate. This is likely a simple side-effect of building her body, where some organs and systems are either damaged or subject to rapid weakening through age. (Her heart is also expected to weaken quicker with age.)

The bottom line is that natural pregnancy is impossible.

Weak Immune System

While not totally defunct, Milkette's body suffers difficulty developing ways to fight off certain illnesses and pathogens. She must take regular and carefully monitored booster shots in order to successfully build an immunity to sickness. Because of this, she can often get sick, either with several minor cases (such as short-lived colds most commonly), or major onsets (influenza, pneumonia, especially during winter - her lack of weight gain doesn't help).

NOTE: Also a good reason to avoid STD-play in sexual RPs. Some of you guys are sick, I swear.

Just because you're pretty doesn't mean life is.
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Added: 4 years, 11 months ago
 
Watchering
4 years, 11 months ago
This is so sad. :(
Norithics
4 years, 11 months ago
Sometimes things aren't perfect. You meet a really great friend with Multiple Sclerosis, or somebody who's really awesome gets a bad hand. All it really means is that you should treasure the time you have with them while you have it! After all, living in an, oh for example, castle full of mostly dead people might get pretty mopey if you didn't have a good sense of humor~

Also, it's interesting that she's susceptible to sickness. It's even more interesting that semen is very high in Vitamin C!
Skulljack17
4 years, 11 months ago
Yeah...I was lucky to find out that my father had a terminal disease, and was able to spend more time with him before he passed on.  Not that seeing him slowly change to a weakened state made me feel any better, but I was more able to accept it than with a sudden, abrupt loss.

I dunno, dead folks don't really respond well to a good sense of humor no matter where they are found.  Castle, morgue, underwater, even in space!  They just stare at you with cold, unblinking, empty eye sockets.  If they ARE empty...makes it difficult to tell if they appreciated the joke or not!

If that's the case, then why doesn't semen taste more like oranges, or other foods that are high in Vitamin C?  These are the questions that need to be asked!
Skulljack17
4 years, 11 months ago
It's sad...but it makes sense in a manner.

While Milkette would have issues with recalling things from her 'previous' life, she may also start to have problems with her current one as well.  It's not clear how her brain chemistry is different in all aspects, but it may hamper her ability to create and retain new memories further on as she ages.

Her body had started off brand-new as well, so another problem may be the ability to recover from injuries that could be sustained.  A broken leg may take longer to heal, or injuries that Milkie had suffered previously may cause her problems.  Back to the broken leg example, if Milkie had broke it at some point in the past, Milkette could have a higher risk of the healed break to snap, such as while moving a heavy load in her arms.
threyon
4 years, 11 months ago
;n;
Milkie
4 years, 11 months ago
Bitch this is science.
threyon
4 years, 11 months ago
But it's saaad. >∩<
shacklestheweasel
4 years, 11 months ago
I agree it's sad, though I imagine Milkie and Nori might use science and magic to help fix the issues. Even if they can't or won't, I imagine they'll make sure Milkette enjoys whatever life she has.
mikakyubi
4 years, 10 months ago
Interesting set of specific issues, most related to the design, other parts, from a guess, to telomere length issues (including the effect of increased cellular aging, akin to what was found true with Dolly, the sheep clone back some 10 or so years prior to now).  The immune system damage might be bolstered to a more normal, healthy level, possibly using tailored gene therapy, but it would still require a significant amount of work.  The memory issue, well, interestingly, there was a recent article on the BBC pertaining to something directly related: it seems that someone found a chemical that prevents prion-effect and virus-induced neurodegeneration.  While not currently ready in drug form, it is likely to be so within a decade or so.  Assuming access to a more efficient drug research system than is present currently in our real world, that might be significantly shortened.  It sounds probable that some, though by no means all, of the issues involved with Milkette can be combated to a limited degree, though I dare say highly unlikely to be solvable without some capability to completely re-sequence the errors out of her cellular (and likely genetic) structure, while still maintaining the current structure in her brain.  I'm of course unsure of just how far medical tech has gone in her setting, but these are ideas that roll off the top of my foxish head.
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