Wasteland 3 includes several types of followers that can be used to help you in combat, even if they do not directly follow commands. These include allies like tamed pet or robots, but can also include a Clone of one of your team.
In order to gain access to cloning technology, you must accept a request from the owner of the Sans Luxe Apartments in Colorado Springs to investigate a mysterious tenant. This will happen after you complete the Garden of the Gods segment and dp a bit of exploring.
Once inside the apartment complex, enter Irv’s apartment to find various clones that you must defeat, and you’ll locate the cloning facility. If you ask around, you’ll find out that Irv tends to be seen at a bookstore in the market square, and upon encountering him, he’ll ask that you spare his life.
If you do, you can ask that he bring his cloning technology back to Ranger HQ, and he’ll set up shop in the Infirmary. Here you can ask that he make a clone of one of your characters – but it won’t be all that smart.
Instead it will create a featureless oddly-skinned clone that will follow you into battle, trailing whichever character you talked to Irv with. They can only fight with their fists and cannot use weapons, but are still fairly competent in their own right. However, you cannot create more than one clone at a time.
Irv will mention that to make any other clones, you need residue of the first clone – meaning as long as you loot the body of a clone when it is killed, you can keep coming back to Ranger HQ and make another to take its place.
Learn more about all the unique followers and companions that you can recruit into your Wasteland 3 party.