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19th Nov '16 8:56:32 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the main villain of the fourth book is a species of worm-like parasites who all share the same mind and intend to absorb every human - and non-human - of the world to serve as their slaves in their conquest of TheMultiverse.
7th Oct '16 9:43:27 AM Andyroid
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** "It isn't evil/It isn't good/It's only what the people missed./The bells explain what they've been lacking all along/They were disorganized, and that is what was wrong."

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** "It -->The bells are pealing\\
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30th Sep '16 8:18:34 PM himmelicht
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** Earlier in the game, this was attempted with Hibernation. a FlawedPrototype version of the aforementioned Sublimation, with its area of effect being limited to Metafalss, and since it uses Infel Phira as the storage for their minds, it has the side effect of killing all the IPDs in Metafalss (which comprises 50% of the Reyvateils there). [[spoiler:Infel's apparently on it so she could access Nenesha's Soulspace through Infel Phira's backdoor opened by the song to Ar tonelico]]

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** Earlier in the game, this was attempted with Hibernation. a FlawedPrototype version of the aforementioned Sublimation, with its area of effect being limited to Metafalss, and since it uses Infel Phira as the storage for their minds, it has the side effect of killing all the IPDs [=IPDs=] in Metafalss (which comprises 50% of the Reyvateils there). [[spoiler:Infel's apparently on it so she could access Nenesha's Soulspace through Infel Phira's backdoor opened by the song to Ar tonelico]]
30th Sep '16 8:17:39 PM himmelicht
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* This is the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:Infel and Nenesha]], of ''ArTonelico 2'', to create a world where all people can exist in peace and happiness for eternity by launching them into their own separate virtual realities under the global network, where they [[AGodAmI may live as gods]] through SUBLIMATION. Considering that the towers that support the little remaining human life in an otherwise completely dead world that they believe is sentient, and deliberately trying to kill all humanity, are crumbling and failing, and they already tried, and failed, to use the only other option, METAFALICA, unlike most other practitioners, it lands them squarely in AntiVillain territory for trying this one. The heroes still stop them and try (and nearly fail) METAFALICA, anyway.
** Something similar was tried earlier in the game with Hibernation (or Haibanation in the original version). The difference is that, while Hibernation would involve everyone in Metafalss, Sublimation was the worldwide version. Hibernation also had the small flaw of killing around a 50% of the Reyvateils in Metafalss, but well, all prototypes are imperfect, right?

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* This is the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:Infel and Nenesha]], of ''ArTonelico 2'', to create a world where all people can exist in peace and happiness for eternity by launching them into their own [[LotusEaterMachine separate virtual realities realities]] under the global network, where they [[AGodAmI may live as gods]] through SUBLIMATION. Sublimation. Considering that the towers that support the little remaining human life in an otherwise completely dead world that they believe is sentient, and deliberately trying to kill all humanity, are crumbling and failing, and they already tried, and failed, to use the only other option, METAFALICA, Metafalica, unlike most other practitioners, it lands them squarely in AntiVillain territory for trying this one. The heroes still stop them and try (and nearly fail) METAFALICA, Metafalica, anyway.
** Something similar was tried earlier Earlier in the game game, this was attempted with Hibernation (or Haibanation in Hibernation. a FlawedPrototype version of the original version). The difference is that, while Hibernation would involve everyone in aforementioned Sublimation, with its area of effect being limited to Metafalss, Sublimation was and since it uses Infel Phira as the worldwide version. Hibernation also had storage for their minds, it has the small flaw side effect of killing around a all the IPDs in Metafalss (which comprises 50% of the Reyvateils there). [[spoiler:Infel's apparently on it so she could access Nenesha's Soulspace through Infel Phira's backdoor opened by the song to Ar tonelico]]
** [[VideoGame/ArNosurgeOdeToAnUnbornStar Ar Nosurge]] has the Class::EXSPHERE_NOSURGE, a song that fuses people's souls to creates a transdimensional being. Unlike the Hibernation and Sublimation
in Metafalss, but well, all prototypes are imperfect, right?Ar tonelico series which puts everyone into a LotusEaterMachine, Exsphere Nosurge erases the Qualia (spiritual boundaries) of the people within the Song's range of effect, effectively erasing their individuality and clumped into the Overseer, killing them in the process. Fortunately, the singer's host happened to disagree with the genocidal intent of the Song, with the [[FightingFromTheInside internal discord]] preventing the song from being executed at its full power.
31st Aug '16 3:51:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* The State in Jack L. Chalker's ''WellWorld'' series, in an AlternateHistory where the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Soviet Union never fell]], and [[DirtyCommunists Communism]] became the default human government, tries to make this a reality on many of its more "advanced" planets, engineering humans in [[DesignerBabies Birth Factories]] to be physically flawless but mentally ant-like workers and on some worlds even hermaphrodites, so everyone's equal.

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* The State in Jack L. Chalker's ''WellWorld'' ''Literature/WellWorld'' series, in an AlternateHistory where the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Soviet Union never fell]], and [[DirtyCommunists Communism]] became the default human government, tries to make this a reality on many of its more "advanced" planets, engineering humans in [[DesignerBabies Birth Factories]] to be physically flawless but mentally ant-like workers and on some worlds even hermaphrodites, so everyone's equal.



* The TheyMightBeGiants song "The Bells Are Ringing", whose lyrics deal with mind controlling bells that organize people into a single mind. A girl tries to resist by putting cotton in her ears, but at the end, "As if by hidden signal/The people turn to face her/One thousand eyes are staring/They pull away her earplugs".

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* The TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants song "The Bells Are Ringing", whose lyrics deal with mind controlling bells that organize people into a single mind. A girl tries to resist by putting cotton in her ears, but at the end, "As if by hidden signal/The people turn to face her/One thousand eyes are staring/They pull away her earplugs".
28th Aug '16 9:19:17 AM J1233191
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* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', ATLAS plans on using nanobots to turn humanity into a single collective mind. In case that fails, they simply use force to keep the people in line.ATLAS plans on using nanobots to turn humanity into a single collective mind. In case that fails, they simply use force to keep the people in line.

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* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', ATLAS plans on using nanobots to turn humanity into a single collective mind. In case that fails, they simply use force to keep the people in line.ATLAS plans on using nanobots to turn humanity into a single collective mind. In case that fails, they simply use force to keep the people in line.
20th Aug '16 7:15:15 PM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': This seems to have been the true motive behind creation of the Titans, as Pixis said that if a sufficiently powerful enemy appeared, humanity would stop fighting each other and live in peace. Reading between the lines, it's pretty clear that [[spoiler:the first Reiss Coordinate had the same idea.]] Didn't work.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': This seems to have been the true motive behind creation of the Titans, as Pixis said that if a sufficiently powerful enemy appeared, humanity would stop fighting each other and live in peace. Reading between the lines, it's pretty clear that [[spoiler:the first Reiss Coordinate had the same idea.]] Didn't As you can probably imagine, this didn't work.
20th Aug '16 7:13:49 PM Dravencour
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This trope refers to a common plot by [[VisionaryVillain the villains]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist with a cause]], wherein they reason that all of humanity's problems and unhappiness are caused by people being separate/different from one another, and so try to forcefully [[IndividualityIsIllegal eliminate the differences and individuality]] of everyone by merging everyone into one mind/body/soul/etc.

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This trope refers to a common plot by [[VisionaryVillain the villains]] villains with]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist with a cause]], wherein they reason that all of humanity's problems and unhappiness are caused by people being separate/different from one another, and so try to forcefully [[IndividualityIsIllegal eliminate the differences and individuality]] of everyone by merging everyone into one mind/body/soul/etc.
14th Aug '16 5:55:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind has a few quotes suggesting that's what the Flood view as their ultimate goal.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', this is the Flood's ultimate goal, with their Gravemind having a few quotes reflecting this in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Gravemind has a few quotes suggesting that's what the Flood view as their ultimate goal.3}}''.
18th Jul '16 7:41:59 AM Doug86
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* A ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' comic explored the consequences of the [[EvilutionaryBiologist High Evolutionary]] kicking all of the humans, superhumans, and mutants in the MarvelUniverse into their [[GoalOrientedEvolution most highly evolved]] state and uniting into a single being; instead of achieving TheSingularity or AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence as the H.E. had hoped, it/they essentially destroyed the universe and left the High Evolutionary [[AndIMustScream stranded forever on a timelocked Earth stuck outside of reality]]. Oops.

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* A ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' comic explored the consequences of the [[EvilutionaryBiologist High Evolutionary]] kicking all of the humans, superhumans, and mutants in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse into their [[GoalOrientedEvolution most highly evolved]] state and uniting into a single being; instead of achieving TheSingularity or AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence as the H.E. had hoped, it/they essentially destroyed the universe and left the High Evolutionary [[AndIMustScream stranded forever on a timelocked Earth stuck outside of reality]]. Oops.
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