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27th Jul '17 7:58:48 AM ZeroDozer
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** [[spoiler: As it turned out, the original idea the plan was invented Kaguya Otsutsuki, and her plan goes a step further when it is revealed that while her victims are ensnared in an eternal dream, their bodies will be converted into an army of Zetsu clones.]]

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** [[spoiler: As it turned out, the original idea the plan was invented by Kaguya Otsutsuki, and her plan goes a step further when it is revealed that while her victims are ensnared in an eternal dream, their bodies will be converted into an army of Zetsu clones.]]
27th Jul '17 7:56:33 AM ZeroDozer
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* This is the basic concept "The Moon's Eye Plan" in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', whose aim is to dive all people in eternal Genjutsu and collect all the chakra in all people for the user in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reach peace in the world]]. The plan also intersects with LotusEaterMachine, since for each one who gets caught in the Genjutsu, will be created a perfect world in which all his desires will be fulfilled. Although the entire concept and execution seems depends on executor, [[DarkMessiah Obito]] who's more concerned about the execution of the "LotusEaterMachine" part, than "collect all the chakra for himself", uses the [[WorldTree Shinju]] to achieve the goal, while [[AGodAmI Madara]] who's more concerned about the execution of the "collect all the chakra for himself" part, awakens the [[ThirdEye Rinne Sharingan]] and uses it to trigger the Infinite Tsukiyomi.

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* This is the basic concept "The Moon's Eye Plan" in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', whose aim is to dive all people in eternal Genjutsu and collect all the chakra in all people for the user in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reach peace in the world]]. The plan also intersects with LotusEaterMachine, since for each one who gets caught in the Genjutsu, will be created a perfect world in which all his desires will be fulfilled. Although the entire concept and execution seems depends to depend on its executor, [[DarkMessiah Obito]] who's more concerned about the execution of the "LotusEaterMachine" part, than "collect all the chakra for himself", uses the [[WorldTree Shinju]] to achieve the goal, while [[AGodAmI Madara]] who's more concerned about the execution of the "collect all the chakra for himself" part, awakens the [[ThirdEye Rinne Sharingan]] and uses it to trigger the Infinite Tsukiyomi.
27th Jul '17 7:55:04 AM ZeroDozer
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* This is the basic concept "The Moon's Eye Plan" in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' whose aim dive all people in eternal Genjutsu and collect all the chakra in all people for the user in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reach peace in the world]]. The plan also intersects with LotusEaterMachine since for each who caught in Genjutsu, will be created a perfect world in which all his desires will be fulfilled. Although the entire concept and execution seems depends on executor so [[DarkMessiah Obito]] who more concerned about execution of "LotusEaterMachine" part, than "collect all the chakra for himself" uses [[WorldTree Shinju]] to achieve the goal. While [[AGodAmI Madara]] who more concerned about execution of "collect all the chakra for himself" part, awakens the [[ThirdEye Rinne Sharingan]] and uses it to trigger the Infinite Tsukiyomi.
** [[spoiler: As turned out the original idea the plan was invented Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and her plan goes a step further when it is revealed that while her victims are ensnared in an eternal dream, their bodies will be converted into an army of Zetsu clones.]]

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* This is the basic concept "The Moon's Eye Plan" in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', whose aim is to dive all people in eternal Genjutsu and collect all the chakra in all people for the user in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reach peace in the world]]. The plan also intersects with LotusEaterMachine LotusEaterMachine, since for each one who gets caught in the Genjutsu, will be created a perfect world in which all his desires will be fulfilled. Although the entire concept and execution seems depends on executor so executor, [[DarkMessiah Obito]] who who's more concerned about the execution of the "LotusEaterMachine" part, than "collect all the chakra for himself" himself", uses the [[WorldTree Shinju]] to achieve the goal. While goal, while [[AGodAmI Madara]] who who's more concerned about the execution of the "collect all the chakra for himself" part, awakens the [[ThirdEye Rinne Sharingan]] and uses it to trigger the Infinite Tsukiyomi.
** [[spoiler: As it turned out out, the original idea the plan was invented Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Otsutsuki, and her plan goes a step further when it is revealed that while her victims are ensnared in an eternal dream, their bodies will be converted into an army of Zetsu clones.]]
1st Jul '17 9:20:16 AM CosmicFerret
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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]] 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.

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* This is the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:Infel and Nenesha]], of ''ArTonelico 2'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'', 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]] 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.
7th May '17 3:59:09 PM nombretomado
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* The Khala in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' is a ''heroic'' example. Since by the time just before its discovery, the Protoss are fighting a massive civil war, and the discovery of Khala by Khas/[[spoiler:Savassan]] ended the civil war and helped restore the psionic link that was lost in the war. Though to be noted that even when they are linked the protoss still retain individuality.

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* The Khala in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' is a ''heroic'' example. Since by the time just before its discovery, the Protoss are fighting a massive civil war, and the discovery of Khala by Khas/[[spoiler:Savassan]] ended the civil war and helped restore the psionic link that was lost in the war. Though to be noted that even when they are linked the protoss still retain individuality.



*** StarCraft is indeed interesting as exampled in volume 3 of Frontline manga. It seems like some protoss do consider the Khala as hive-mind (even though they retain individuality and it's like a free-over-the-galaxy-telephone-for-zero-cost) and even for that little the exiled dark templars reject it (and are happy with just normal telepathy). As for archons it seems like a case-by-case, the in-game unit has no personality and only urge to destory its enemies, the Twilight Archon is a something unique altogether (and we don't know what its personality like) and Ulrezaj is made of 7 dark templars but only Ulrezaj original personality controls the body.

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*** StarCraft ''[=StarCraft=]'' is indeed interesting as exampled in volume 3 of Frontline manga. It seems like some protoss do consider the Khala as hive-mind (even though they retain individuality and it's like a free-over-the-galaxy-telephone-for-zero-cost) and even for that little the exiled dark templars reject it (and are happy with just normal telepathy). As for archons it seems like a case-by-case, the in-game unit has no personality and only urge to destory its enemies, the Twilight Archon is a something unique altogether (and we don't know what its personality like) and Ulrezaj is made of 7 dark templars but only Ulrezaj original personality controls the body.
7th May '17 3:52:00 PM nombretomado
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* The real BigBad in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' by JimButcher are [[spoiler: The Vord, aka [[{{Starcraft}} the Zerg]]]], who bemoan concepts such as individuality and self-expression and seek to unite all life in one massive ball of green goo.

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* The real BigBad in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' by JimButcher are [[spoiler: The Vord, aka [[{{Starcraft}} [[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} the Zerg]]]], who bemoan concepts such as individuality and self-expression and seek to unite all life in one massive ball of green goo.
28th Apr '17 7:26:38 PM igordebraga
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', [[spoiler:Ego had spread seeds through all inhabited planets so someday they could burst and assimilate all the universe, making him the only lifeform. However, this plan required the extra energy of an equally powerful son - and the only one that inherited Ego's PhysicalGod powers was Star-Lord.]]
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* The Cybermen in ''Series/DoctorWho'' - while their precise motives differ depending on the writer, their usual endgame is to "upgrade" every other life-form they find.
--> '''Cyberman:''' Come to Mondas and you will have no need of emotions. You will become like us.
** In "The End Of Time", [[spoiler:The Master's plan ends up being a fusion of this and SelfDuplication. Agent Smith, eat your heart out!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''The Master:''' The human race was always your favourite, Doctor. But now, there ''is'' no human race. There is only...the Master Race!]]
* While primarily selfish scavengers of biology and technology, the Borg show hints of this in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
-->'''Locutus''': Why do you resist? We only wish to raise quality of life for all species.
-->'''Worf''': I like my ''species'' the way it is.
-->'''Locutus''': A narrow vision. You will become one with the Borg. You will... ''all''... become one with the Borg.
* Jasmine in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although her followers were still individuals to a certain extent.
** An evil version of this trope was one of the plans of the First Evil in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': to possess mankind en masse once.
* The title creatures in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Lights of Zetar" are a floating energy hivemind comprised of the last members of a doomed civilization. Their goal is to find a compatible human to merge with so they can regain physical sensations and abilities.
* The Nebari leadership in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' "mind cleanse" nonconformists, and they don't stop with just Nebari, either. They are also implied to be a HigherTechSpecies with military technology capable of matching anything the Peacekeepers or the Scarrans can throw at them.
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* The Cybermen in ''Series/DoctorWho'' - while their precise motives differ depending on the writer, their usual endgame is to "upgrade" every other life-form they find.
--> '''Cyberman:''' Come to Mondas and you will have no need of emotions. You will become like us.
** In "The End Of Time", [[spoiler:The Master's plan ends up being a fusion of this and SelfDuplication. Agent Smith, eat your heart out!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''The Master:''' The human race was always your favourite, Doctor. But now, there ''is'' no human race. There is only...the Master Race!]]
* While primarily selfish scavengers of biology and technology, the Borg show hints of this in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
-->'''Locutus''': Why do you resist? We only wish to raise quality of life for all species.
-->'''Worf''': I like my ''species'' the way it is.
-->'''Locutus''': A narrow vision. You will become one with the Borg. You will... ''all''... become one with the Borg.
* Jasmine in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although her followers were still individuals to a certain extent.
** An evil version of this trope was one of the plans of the First Evil in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': to possess mankind en masse once.
* The title creatures in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Lights of Zetar" are a floating energy hivemind comprised of the last members of a doomed civilization. Their goal is to find a compatible human to merge with so they can regain physical sensations and abilities.
* The Nebari leadership in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' "mind cleanse" nonconformists, and they don't stop with just Nebari, either. They are also implied to be a HigherTechSpecies with military technology capable of matching anything the Peacekeepers or the Scarrans can throw at them.
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15th Apr '17 2:58:06 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI:'' The Knights Templar want to launch satellites into the Earth's skies containing alien technology plundered from [[spoiler: the Mayans and Japanese humanoid alien precursors]] to use their religious brainwashing power to cause everyone to think exactly alike.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI:'' The Knights Templar want to launch satellites into the Earth's skies containing alien technology plundered from [[spoiler: the Mayans and Japanese humanoid alien precursors]] to use their religious brainwashing power to cause everyone to think exactly alike. By the time of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', [[spoiler:this plan was quietly terminated after Desmond killed Dr. Warren Vidic, the supposed brains in the operation]].


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* In the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series, this is the end goal of the One Being, the GreaterScopeVillain of the series. Its stated that all realms of existence are actually his fractured consciousness that was split by the Elder Gods and if they were to be reunited once, he would awaken from his slumber and everyone would be merged into him. Its heavily implied that he is the force behind several main villains like Shao Kahn, Onaga and Shinnok, as they are compelled to conquer other realms which would further the One Being's plan and some of their non-canon endings involve them awakening the One Being, merging all realms in the process.
1st Apr '17 12:19:55 PM QueenSaeryen
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* In [[Anime/TheEpicOfZektbach]], the Rufina performed one to form &#8721, a "memeplex" who is all of them combined into one being. It is later revealed that [[spoiler:humanity performed one a long time ago, uploading themselves into a database on a spaceship called the Ouroboros Ark to attain immortality. However, a man named Joah didn't like existing this way and so awakened L'erisia, the embodiment of self-awareness, causing the whole thing the break down]].

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* In [[Anime/TheEpicOfZektbach]], Anime/TheEpicOfZektbach, the Rufina performed one to form &#8721, Σ, a "memeplex" who is all of them combined into one being. It is later revealed that [[spoiler:humanity performed one a long time ago, uploading themselves into a database on a spaceship called the Ouroboros Ark to attain immortality. However, a man named Joah didn't like existing this way and so awakened L'erisia, the embodiment of self-awareness, causing the whole thing the break down]].
1st Apr '17 12:18:36 PM QueenSaeryen
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* In [[Anime/TheEpicOfZektbach]], the Rufina performed one to form &#8721, a "memeplex" who is all of them combined into one being. It is later revealed that [[spoiler:humanity performed one a long time ago, uploading themselves into a database on a spaceship called the Ouroboros Ark to attain immortality. However, a man named Joah didn't like existing this way and so awakened L'erisia, the embodiment of self-awareness, causing the whole thing the break down]].
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