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There's A New Clone On "Orphan Black" And Fans Are Freaking Out

Welcome to the club, Tony. Spoilers ahead.

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Last night, Orphan Black introduced its first transgender character – a new clone named Tony.

The idea to introduce a trans character was a move the show's creators had been planning since the end of the first season.
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The idea to introduce a trans character was a move the show's creators had been planning since the end of the first season.

From fans, there was much excitement and disbelief, and losing of one's shit:

TRANS* CLONE. THE NEW CLONE IS TRANS*. I AM LOSING MY FUCKING SHIT. THIS IS PERFECT. <3 #OrphanBlack

Stephanie R@rinielthemuse

TRANS* CLONE. THE NEW CLONE IS TRANS*. I AM LOSING MY FUCKING SHIT. THIS IS PERFECT. <3 #OrphanBlack

9:04 PM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WHO IS THIS CLONE IS THIS A TRANS CLONE #obtweet

Anna@annathegr9

WHO IS THIS CLONE IS THIS A TRANS CLONE #obtweet

9:02 PM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I&#39;m never gonna get over a trans clone im never gonna get over this I&#39;m gonna be 100 years old on my deathbed like "REMEMBER TONY"

oliver@quinfbray

I'm never gonna get over a trans clone im never gonna get over this I'm gonna be 100 years old on my deathbed like "REMEMBER TONY"

9:53 PM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were questions: WHO is this new clone?

Apolo Ohno is a clone? EXACTLY. #orphanblack #apoloohno #tony #twins #twin #clone #clones @ApoloOhno @tatianamaslany

Elizabeth Ho@ElizabethHoActs

Apolo Ohno is a clone? EXACTLY. #orphanblack #apoloohno #tony #twins #twin #clone #clones @ApoloOhno @tatianamaslany

9:45 PM - 08 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What we know:

1. He is not Harry Potter.

2. He has a major attitude.

NEW CLONE. TRANS CLONE. AND HE BE TAKIN&#39; *NO* SHIT. #OrphanBlack

Wybear@wyattte

NEW CLONE. TRANS CLONE. AND HE BE TAKIN' *NO* SHIT. #OrphanBlack

9:18 PM - 07 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It wasn't just the introduction of a trans character that had people talking, but the manner in which the show handled the introduction:

One scene in particular touched on the importantance of using proper gender pronouns:

For some fans, the episode's content really hit home.

CAPS-LOCK INDUCING FEELINGS WERE HAPPENING.

And strong words were directed towards any haters:

But mostly, there was appreciation for Tony's face.

~ that face ~

There is already fan art dedicated to this face – it hasn't even been 24 hours people!

+body and stuff.
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+body and stuff.

I mean...

Welcome to the Clone Club, Tony!

*faints*

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