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**LoblawsLawBlog** Since you mentioned this, here's another approach:

Take absolute values of both sides of $\displaystyle \bar{z}=z^2$, getting $\displaystyle |\bar{z}|=|z|=|z|^2$, so |z|=0 or |z|=1. Since 0 is easily seen to be a solution, we're focused on possible solutions on the unit circle.

Now multiply your original equation by z, getting $\displaystyle z\bar{z}=z^3$. Do you know an identity relating $\displaystyle z\bar{z}$ and |z|? This should lead you to consider cube roots of unity, which have a nice geometric interpretation. You might get some extraneous solutions here though (possibly, too tired to trust myself now lol).