Ashling's Prerogative vs. copies

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Say there's an Ashling's Prerogative in play with "even" chosen.
Someone plays Clone and chooses to copy a creature with CMC of 5. Does it come into play tapped because it had an even cost at one point as it was in the process of coming into play, or does the copy effect take precedence so that the Prerogative only "sees" the odd mana cost?
The World of Eldangard - a three act M:tG block by Fallingman Eldangard Stormfront Ragnarok
Nice corner case.

Coming into play tapped is a replacement effect as is Clone's copying ability. We should apply the rule for two replacement effects both operating on a single object and allow the controller to apply them in an order of his choosing. This may cause the Ashling's Prerogative's replacement effect to no longer meet its condition and thus not apply.
The Clone's controller chooses which effect to apply first and applies it, and then applies the other if still applicable.

If Prerogative is set to even, only Clone's effect applies at first, so you apply it, then apply Prerogative's since that became applicable after applying the first one. Clone comes into play tapped.

If it's set to odd, you can apply either apply Clone's first, in which case the other will no longer apply, or you can apply Prerogative's first, and then apply Clone's. So you choose whether or not it comes into play tapped.
The Clone's controller chooses which effect to apply first and applies it, and then applies the other if still applicable.

If Prerogative is set to even, only Clone's effect applies at first, so you apply it, then apply Prerogative's since that became applicable after applying the first one. Clone comes into play tapped.

If it's set to odd, you can apply either apply Clone's first, in which case the other will no longer apply, or you can apply Prerogative's first, and then apply Clone's. So you choose whether or not it comes into play tapped.

Ok, let's see if I follow. If "Clone", the unmodified 0/0 for 4 mana, would come into play tapped, but the creature you choose to copy would not, then you can choose either one, because you can choose to either apply the CitpT effect first and then the copy effect, or choose the copy effect first and then ignore the CitpT because it no longer applies. But if the creature you choose to copy would come into play tapped and Clone would not, you don't get a choice. This is because the CitpT effect can't possibly be applied first since none of its conditions apply, and must instead be applied after the copy effect.

So there's no cool combo in which you can make your creature benefit from this particular interaction, since a clone of a creature that comes into play tapped will always come into play tapped. But if there were a hypothetical card with "Creatures you control with converted mana cost of 4 come into play with an additional +1/+1 counter" all your Clones would get that bonus regardless of what they copied?
The World of Eldangard - a three act M:tG block by Fallingman Eldangard Stormfront Ragnarok
Ok, let's see if I follow. If "Clone", the unmodified 0/0 for 4 mana, would come into play tapped, but the creature you choose to copy would not, then you can choose either one, because you can choose to either apply the CitpT effect first and then the copy effect, or choose the copy effect first and then ignore the CitpT because it no longer applies. But if the creature you choose to copy would come into play tapped and Clone would not, you don't get a choice. This is because the CitpT effect can't possibly be applied first since none of its conditions apply, and must instead be applied after the copy effect.

Yes. If there are two replacement effects, you choose which to apply first. If there is only one, then it (clearly) must be applied, but doing so may cause another replacement effect to become applicable, in which case the new replacement effect then applies too.
rulebook quote
419.9b A replacement effect can become applicable to an event as the result of another replacement effect that modifies the event.
Example: One effect reads “For each 1 life you would gain, instead draw a card,” and another reads “If you would draw a card, return a card from your graveyard to your hand instead.” Both effects combine (regardless of the order they came into existence): Instead of gaining 1 life, the player puts a card from his or her graveyard into his or her hand.
But if there were a hypothetical card with "Creatures you control with converted mana cost of 4 come into play with an additional +1/+1 counter" all your Clones would get that bonus regardless of what they copied?

If you are copying something with converted mana cost 4, then it will come into play with a +1/+1 counter. If you are copying something else, then there are two replacement effects: 1) "clone comes into play as a copy", and 2) "if the CMC = 4, it comes into play with a +1/+1 counter". You can choose to apply #2 first, in which case clone comes into play with a +1/+1 counter, regardless of what it copies. you also have the choice to apply #1 first, in which case it will not get a counter.