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    Jun 9, 2014

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

    Welcome to the club, Tony. Spoilers ahead.

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

    sabotabby.tumblr.com / Via BBC America

    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!

    harbek.tumblr.com

    +body and stuff.

    I mean...

    ... right?

    Welcome to the Clone Club, Tony!

    *faints*