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In that case does that mean every person imitated by the thing was a self-reproduced creature of the same species. Yes...this precisely. As you state, there are multiple instances of a creature being destroyed. Each instance of the "Thing" is independent of the others but that's not to say they don't function together or in concert to achieve their goal. ...


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There is an extensive answer on our sister site, Science Fiction and Fantasy, addressing this precise question. Rather than copy and paste it as a whole (and it's very long) I will quote the basic answer and link the remainder below. TL;DR: This is the million dollar question, as far as The Thing is concerned. Unfortunately, not only has the answer ...


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