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21st Mar '17 10:29:05 AM AthenaBlue
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** During his appearance on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', the 11th Doctor mentions leaving his companions Amy and Rory from ''Series/DoctorWho'' on a honeymoon planet, "which isn't what you'd think - it's not a planet ''for'' a honeymoon, it's a planet ''on'' a honeymoon. It married an asteroid."

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** During his appearance on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', the 11th Eleventh Doctor mentions leaving his companions Amy and Rory from ''Series/DoctorWho'' on a honeymoon planet, "which isn't what you'd think - it's not a planet ''for'' a honeymoon, it's a planet ''on'' a honeymoon. It married an asteroid."
21st Mar '17 10:28:24 AM AthenaBlue
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* The ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' [[AudioPlay audio plays]] ''The Chimes of Midnight'' ("[[spoiler:Edward Grove is alive.]]") and ''The Condemned'' ("[[spoiler:For all intents and purposes, the building ''is him''!]]"). Notably, in the latter case, [[spoiler:the Genius didn't even realize he was no longer human.]]

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* The ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' [[AudioPlay audio plays]] ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'':
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''The Chimes of Midnight'' ("[[spoiler:Edward Grove is alive.]]") and ]]")
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''The Condemned'' ("[[spoiler:For all intents and purposes, the building ''is him''!]]"). Notably, in the latter case, [[spoiler:the Genius didn't even realize he was no longer human.]]



* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' has the titular Notre Dame. Several people including Clopin and the archbishop reference Notre Dame like a living entity, and it's implied at the end that the cathedral passes judgement on [[BigBad Judge Frollo]] by turning the gargoyle he's clinging to into the visage of an actual demon, causing Frollo to fall.



* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'':
** The Ocean qualifies to whatever degree "Everywhere but the scattered islands sticking out of it" counts as Loci.
** The goddess Te Fiti also qualifies, as she's effectively an anthropomorphic island who becomes the Mother Island when she sleeps.
* The 2006 CGI movie ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'''s...monster house.



* The 2006 CGI movie ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'''s...monster house.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'':
** The Ocean qualifies to whatever degree "Everywhere but the scattered islands sticking out of it" counts as Loci.
** The goddess Te Fiti also qualifies, as she's effectively an anthropomorphic island who becomes the Mother Island when she sleeps.
* HunchbackOfNotreDame has the titular Notre Dame. Several people including Clopin and the archbishop reference Notre Dame like a living entity, and it's implied at the end that the cathedral passes judgement on [[BigBad Judge Frollo]] by turning the gargoyle he's clinging to into the visage of an actual demon, causing Frollo to fall.



* The most famous scene in ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'', where the space capsule crashes into the eye of the Man in the Moon.

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* As Creator/SamuelLJackson says in the film version of ''Film/FourteenOhEight'', the room isn't haunted by any ghost -- it's just "an evil fucking room".
* Pandora in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is a case of a ''Genii Loci''; the roots of Pandoran plant life have synapse-like connections with each other, forming a ''massive'' neural network with which Pandoran fauna can interface.
The most famous scene in ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'', where result is Eywa, a [[HiveMind mass consciousness]] that, according to the space capsule crashes into Na'vi, takes up the eye spirits of the Man in dead and keeps the Moon.balance of nature. Given a large enough threat - such as human forces making an assault on [[spoiler:its hub, the Tree of Souls]] - it ''will'' react. [[GaiasVengeance Violently]].
* The titular ship in ''Film/EventHorizon'' is strongly implied to be either [[{{Hellgate}} a conduit to]] or an actual part of a particularly unfriendly [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace one of these]]. And/or an EldritchStarship in its own right: it's rather complicated. At one point, a character refers to the ship as "she" with the heavy implication it was meant as more than just the standard anthropomorphism of vessels. This was not [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's fond "girl".]] This is foreshadowed early on; a bioscan of the ship revealed there were ''many'' signs of life, but couldn't locate where any of them was from.
* ''Film/GraveEncounters'' is basically about a group of individuals who seem to be trapped in a building that liberally changes its geometry with no warning. The sequel basically confirms that the ghosts are part of the haunting, the other part is the building itself [[spoiler: which may be the result of various dark rituals performed there]].



* ''RoseRed'', a miniseries based on a screenplay by Stephen King and aired on ABC, features a house which is both alive and completely insane. It is implied in the miniseries that all locations are alive in some way, but that the eponymous mansion is the architectural equivalent of a SerialKiller.
** So of course, knowing this, a bunch of paranormal investigators decide to [[TooDumbToLive poke it with a stick]].
* Pandora in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is a case of a ''Genii Loci''; the roots of Pandoran plant life have synapse-like connections with each other, forming a ''massive'' neural network with which Pandoran fauna can interface. The result is Eywa, a [[HiveMind mass consciousness]] that, according to the Na'vi, takes up the spirits of the dead and keeps the balance of nature. Given a large enough threat - such as human forces making an assault on [[spoiler:its hub, the Tree of Souls]] - it ''will'' react. [[GaiasVengeance Violently]].



* As Creator/SamuelLJackson says in the film version of ''Film/FourteenOhEight'', the room isn't haunted by any ghost -- it's just "an evil fucking room".
* The titular ship in ''Film/EventHorizon'' is strongly implied to be either [[{{Hellgate}} a conduit to]] or an actual part of a particularly unfriendly [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace one of these]]. And/or an EldritchStarship in its own right: it's rather complicated. At one point, a character refers to the ship as "she" with the heavy implication it was meant as more than just the standard anthropomorphism of vessels. This was not [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo's fond "girl".]] This is foreshadowed early on; a bioscan of the ship revealed there were ''many'' signs of life, but couldn't locate where any of them was from.



* ''Film/GraveEncounters'' is basically about a group of individuals who seem to be trapped in a building that liberally changes its geometry with no warning. The sequel basically confirms that the ghosts are part of the haunting, the other part is the building itself [[spoiler: which may be the result of various dark rituals performed there]].



* The most famous scene in ''Film/ATripToTheMoon'', where the space capsule crashes into the eye of the Man in the Moon.



* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Carter's smart house, S.A.R.A.H., is ''so'' smart it has opinions. And a Twitter account!
* The warehouse in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' is sentient. To what degree is uncertain, but it is alive.

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* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Carter's smart house, S.A.R.A.H., is ''so'' smart In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', stars, black holes, and some planets and moons (and blue diamonds, and purple horseshoes) have embodied Avatars of varying power, [[spoiler:including Trance Gemini]]. This was not part of the original conception of the character or the show, but after the original producer left, [[JumpTheShark things changed]].
** [[http://www.cyberspace5.net/agentrichard07/coda-script.htm Actually, the original producer wrote the same thing.]]
** They're two twists on one basic idea. Just a shame
it has opinions. And a Twitter account!
meant some of the foreshadowing came to nothing in the end.
* Watcher's Woods in an episode of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''
* The warehouse House in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'' has a will of its own. It speaks through Rose, who is sentient. To what degree is uncertain, but either a part of it is alive.or one of the inhabitants [[spoiler: who has given up on finding their way out. Its main goal seems to be either assimilation or helping people with their various psychological problems in a very mind-screwy way]].
* ''Series/{{Crusade}}'': In "The Memory of War" the crew arrives on a planet to find that the inhabitants had all violently murdered each other, only to have the same happen to them. Galen discovers the cause to be an AI [[spoiler:controlling a nanoplague created by another Technomage]] that even acknowledges itself as "Genius Loci".



** In "Death to the Daleks", the City of the Exxilons, an [[AIIsACrapshoot evil artificially intelligent city]] that rebelled against its creators and threw them out.

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** In The [=TARDIS=] herself, who is technically a SapientShip containing her own PocketDimension.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks
"Death to the Daleks", the Daleks"]]: The City of the Exxilons, an [[AIIsACrapshoot evil artificially intelligent city]] that rebelled against its creators and threw them out.



** The [=TARDIS=] herself, which is technically a SapientShip containing its own PocketDimension.
** [[spoiler:The House]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]] is what happens when a Genius Loci [[spoiler:goes ''bad.'']]
** The [[spoiler:planet Akhaten]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]].
* During his appearance on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', the 11th Doctor mentions leaving his companions Amy and Rory from ''Series/DoctorWho'' on a honeymoon planet, "which isn't what you'd think - it's not a planet ''for'' a honeymoon, it's a planet ''on'' a honeymoon. It married an asteroid."

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** The [=TARDIS=] herself, which is technically a SapientShip containing its own PocketDimension.
** [[spoiler:The House]] in
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]] Wife"]]: [[spoiler:The House]] is what happens when a Genius Loci [[spoiler:goes ''bad.'']]
** The [[spoiler:planet Akhaten]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]].
*
Akhaten"]]: [[spoiler:The titular planet Akhaten, who is also evil. The Sun-Singers are constantly trying to keep it asleep so it won't strike out across the universe eating souls.]]
**
During his appearance on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', the 11th Doctor mentions leaving his companions Amy and Rory from ''Series/DoctorWho'' on a honeymoon planet, "which isn't what you'd think - it's not a planet ''for'' a honeymoon, it's a planet ''on'' a honeymoon. It married an asteroid.""
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Carter's smart house, S.A.R.A.H., is ''so'' smart it has opinions. And a Twitter account!
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had Moya the LivingShip, which had intelligence and personality, but could only communicate via the Pilot.
* The ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Real Estate" had as its MonsterOfTheWeek Roland Holloway, a man who became one with his house. Late in Season 5, Laverne the police dispatcher becomes one with the police station, though she goes back to normal in the final episode.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had Moya the LivingShip, which had intelligence and personality, but could only communicate via the Pilot.
* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', stars, black holes, and some planets and moons (and blue diamonds, and purple horseshoes) have embodied Avatars of varying power, [[spoiler:including Trance Gemini]]. This was not part of the original conception of the character or the show, but after the original producer left, [[JumpTheShark things changed]].
** Well, I won't say it was not part of the original conception. [[http://www.cyberspace5.net/agentrichard07/coda-script.htm The original producer wrote the same thing.]]
** They're two twists on one basic idea. Just a shame it meant some of the foreshadowing came to nothing in the end.
* Watcher's Woods in an episode of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Jor-El is basically a ghost haunting, and controlling, the Fortress of Solitude.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "If These Walls Could Talk" had a mansion that would ''eat'' unsuspecting people. [[spoiler: Since the story was partially based on ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'', alcohol was like acid to it.]]
* The ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' episode "A New Lease on Life" featured a living apartment building; only food waste was allowed to be thrown down the trash chute, because that was its esophagus.
* Destiny from ''Series/StargateUniverse'', [[MindScrew maybe.]]
* ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had one episode where the local forest had a genius loci in the form of a child. (He claimed his name was "Erutan". Spell it backwards...)



* The ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Real Estate" had as its MonsterOfTheWeek Roland Holloway, a man who became one with his house. Late in Season 5, Laverne the police dispatcher becomes one with the police station, though she goes back to normal in the final episode.
* Mr. Nobody, the disembodied intelligence inhabiting a cave system which Penny [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu becomes friends with]] in the ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "My Friend, Mr Nobody". His memories date back to the formation of the planet's molten core; he is telekinetic and has control over the planet's weather. At the end of the episode he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and [[spoiler:a new galaxy appears in the sky]].
* ''Series/{{Crusade}}'': In the Episode "The Memory of War" the crew arrives on a planet to find that the inhabitants had all violently murdered each other, only to have the same happen to them. Galen discovers the cause to be an AI [[spoiler:controlling a nanoplague created by another Technomage]] that even acknowledges itself as "Genius Loci".



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the pilot episode "Farpoint Station", the city on the alien world is really [[spoiler:a starving and trapped, sentient space jellyfish,]] being used by the locals to produce whatever they want.



** The rite for taking over the Light Fae involves "marrying the land." The wedding may be metaphorical but the consummation is quite literal. "The land" is called forth in the form a young woman.
* The House in ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'' has a will of its own. It speaks through Rose, who is either a part of it or one of the inhabitants [[spoiler: who has given up on finding their way out. Its main goal seems to be either assimilation or helping people with their various psychological problems in a very mind-screwy way]].

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** The rite for taking over the Light Fae involves "marrying the land." land". The wedding may be metaphorical but the consummation is quite literal. "The land" is called forth in the form a young woman.
* The House Mr. Nobody, the disembodied intelligence inhabiting a cave system which Penny [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu becomes friends with]] in ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'' has a will of its own. It speaks through Rose, who is either a part of it or one the ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "My Friend, Mr. Nobody". His memories date back to the formation of the inhabitants planet's molten core; he is telekinetic and has control over the planet's weather. At the end of the episode he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence]] and [[spoiler:a new galaxy appears in the sky]].
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "If These Walls Could Talk" had a mansion that would ''eat'' unsuspecting people.
[[spoiler: who has given up Since the story was partially based on finding their way out. Its main goal seems ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'', alcohol was like acid to be either assimilation or helping people with their various psychological problems it.]]
* ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' had one episode where the local forest had a genius loci
in the form of a very mind-screwy way]].child. (He claimed his name was "Erutan". Spell it backwards...)



* ''Series/RoseRed'', a miniseries based on a screenplay by Stephen King and aired on ABC, features a house which is both alive and completely insane. It is implied in the miniseries that all locations are alive in some way, but that the eponymous mansion is the architectural equivalent of a SerialKiller.
** So of course, knowing this, a bunch of paranormal investigators decide to [[TooDumbToLive poke it with a stick]].
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Jor-El is basically a ghost haunting, and controlling, the Fortress of Solitude.
* Destiny from ''Series/StargateUniverse'', [[MindScrew maybe.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the pilot episode "Farpoint Station", the city on the alien world is really [[spoiler:a starving and trapped, sentient space jellyfish,]] being used by the locals to produce whatever they want.
* The ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' episode "A New Lease on Life" featured a living apartment building; only food waste was allowed to be thrown down the trash chute, because that was its esophagus.
* The warehouse in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' is sentient. To what degree is uncertain, but it is alive.



* As in HunchbackOfNotreDame, It is a long standing belief in Notre Dame, that the cathedral itself is a GeniusLoci, protecting and judging its citizens.

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* As in HunchbackOfNotreDame, It ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'', it is a long standing belief in that Notre Dame, that the Dame cathedral itself is a GeniusLoci, protecting and judging its citizens.


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19th Mar '17 8:59:48 PM Theriocephalus
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** [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Ranx, The Sentient City,]] evil and prophesied to destroy Mogo one day. In the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', [[spoiler:he tried and failed]].
** Danny The Street (a pun on Danny [=LaRue=]), a sentient, transvestite boulevard (think gunshops and hardware stores with pink curtains and pastel-blue awnings) who moves around the world and acted as the Comicbook/DoomPatrol's headquarters for a time. He eventually grew up into Danny The World before being torn down by cosmic repo men. Now he's slowly regrowing from Danny the Bungalow. For a time, he was Danny the Brick.

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** [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Ranx, The the Sentient City,]] evil and prophesied to destroy Mogo one day. In the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', [[spoiler:he tried and failed]].
** Danny The the Street (a pun on Danny [=LaRue=]), a sentient, transvestite boulevard (think gunshops and hardware stores with pink curtains and pastel-blue awnings) who moves around the world and acted as the Comicbook/DoomPatrol's headquarters for a time. He eventually grew up into Danny The the World before being torn down by cosmic repo men. Now he's slowly regrowing from Danny the Bungalow. For a time, he was Danny the Brick.



** Another living location is Spragg the Living Hill--it was a hill controlling people's minds. ComicBook/SheHulk fought him, then sent him to space...well, Mole Man sent him to space. On a geyser. He last appeared in a She-Hulk issue, being arrested by Cop Rocks in Space.

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** Another living location is Spragg the Living Hill--it was a hill controlling people's minds. ComicBook/SheHulk fought him, then sent him to space... well, Mole Man sent him to space. On a geyser. He last appeared in a She-Hulk issue, being arrested by Cop Rocks in Space.
16th Mar '17 6:31:17 PM NB2000
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** HunchbackOfNotreDame has the titular Notre Dame. Several people including Clopin and the archbishop reference Notre Dame like a living entity, and it's implied at the end that the cathedral passes judgement on [[BigBad Judge Frollo]] by turning the gargoyle he's clinging to into the visage of an actual demon, causing Frollo to fall.

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** * HunchbackOfNotreDame has the titular Notre Dame. Several people including Clopin and the archbishop reference Notre Dame like a living entity, and it's implied at the end that the cathedral passes judgement on [[BigBad Judge Frollo]] by turning the gargoyle he's clinging to into the visage of an actual demon, causing Frollo to fall.
12th Mar '17 4:29:58 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, the creatures [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/ovulooge.htm Ovulooge]] and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/manglewood.htm Manglewood]], while not exactly this, can become something very much like this in certain wetlands when they've grown to a sufficient size.
** In addition, there's a zombie ([[OurZombiesAreDifferent which, in Mortasheen, have a Wolverine-level healing factor]], named Axabod who has grown into an entire cave system, complete with a WretchedHive in his core.


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* WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}:
** The creatures [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/ovulooge.htm Ovulooge]] and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/manglewood.htm Manglewood]], while not exactly this, can become something very much like this in certain wetlands when they've grown to a sufficient size.
** There's a zombie ([[OurZombiesAreDifferent which, in Mortasheen, have a Wolverine-level healing factor]], named Axabod who has grown into an entire cave system, complete with a WretchedHive in his core.
8th Mar '17 1:32:51 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** HunchbackOfNotreDame has the titular Notre Dame. Several people including Clopin and the archbishop reference Notre Dame like a living entity, and it's implied at the end that the cathedral passes judgement on [[BigBad Judge Frollo]] by turning the gargoyle he's clinging to into the visage of an actual demon, causing Frollo to fall.


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* As in HunchbackOfNotreDame, It is a long standing belief in Notre Dame, that the cathedral itself is a GeniusLoci, protecting and judging its citizens.
7th Mar '17 11:56:36 PM BattleMaster
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* The Ocean in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' qualifies to whatever degree "Everywhere but the scattered islands sticking out of it" counts as Loci.

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* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'':
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The Ocean in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' qualifies to whatever degree "Everywhere but the scattered islands sticking out of it" counts as Loci.Loci.
** The goddess Te Fiti also qualifies, as she's effectively an anthropomorphic island who becomes the Mother Island when she sleeps.
2nd Mar '17 11:54:28 AM Spirend
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Fairune}} 2'', [[spoiler:the Ashen World is thought to be an instance of this and The Virus. The Sunset Cage also qualifies, being both the top floor of the Overseer's Tower and the final form of the final boss.]]
12th Feb '17 12:32:36 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' novel ''Halo: Silentium'' there is the Flood Key Mind, the end result of a collection of Graveminds coming together after an entire planet's ecosystem has been devoured along with Forerunner tech being added onto it to increase its processing power. Each Key Mind increased the intelligence of the Flood with each planet infected, making it more and more dire for the Forerunners to combat.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novel ''Halo: Silentium'' there is the Flood Key Mind, the end result of a collection of Graveminds coming together after an entire planet's ecosystem has been devoured along with Forerunner tech being added onto it to increase its processing power. Each Key Mind increased the intelligence of the Flood with each planet infected, making it more and more dire for the Forerunners to combat.
12th Feb '17 12:31:56 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' novel ''Halo: Silentium'' there is the Flood Key Mind, the end result of a collection of Graveminds coming together after an entire planet's ecosystem has been devoured along with Forerunner tech being added onto it to increase its processing power. Each Key Mind increased the intelligence of the Flood with each planet infected, making it more and more dire for the Forerunners to combat.
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