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11th Jun '17 2:49:46 PM MoonByte
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* ''Film/Session9'' has both this and SplitPersonality in regards to Mary and [[spoiler: Gordon]]. In Mary's case, there are four personalities. Mary is the main personality, but a case of SplitPersonality, as she is unaware that there are others. But [[TheSmartGuy Billy]], [[ChildrenAreInnocent Princess]] and [[GreaterScopeVillain Simon]] are very aware of each other. And Simon is who talked Mary into [[spoiler: [[SelfMadeOrphan brutally murdering her entire family]]]]. Simon is also the one who [[spoiler: gets to Gordon and first makes him murder his wife, dog and newborn child, then slaughter all his co-workers]].
9th Jun '17 12:42:44 PM Gamecubist
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** The movie, taking some inspiration from the show, does something similar in having the Goblin convince Norman that what he's doing is right, though in this case, it's more of a collaboration than before, though there is a sense that Norman doesn't entirely go along with what the Goblin is doing, particularly one scene where Norman pleads on his knees to the Goblin mask.

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** [[Film/SpiderMan1 The movie, movie]], taking some inspiration from the show, does something similar in having the Goblin convince Norman that what he's doing is right, though in this case, it's more of a collaboration than before, though there is a sense that Norman doesn't entirely go along with what the Goblin is doing, particularly one scene where Norman pleads on his knees to the Goblin mask.
13th Mar '17 12:05:45 PM adbrown
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden's subconscious likes to [[EvilCostumeSwitch dress in black]] and is just as snarky as he is. [[spoiler:At least one EldritchAbomination (Lasciel's shadow) has [[MoreThanMindControl taken advantage of him this way.]]]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden's subconscious likes to [[EvilCostumeSwitch dress in black]] and is just as snarky as he is. Harry generally mentions whenever his alter-ego shows up in his dreams that it probably doesn't mean anything good about his mental health. [[spoiler:At least one EldritchAbomination (Lasciel's shadow) has [[MoreThanMindControl taken advantage of him this way.]]]]



* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Harvey is the Gollum to Crichton's Smeagol. Crichton is generally able to prevent him from [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taking over,]] but Harvey frequently shows up when Crichton's under a lot of stress and offers suggestions. After a chunk of John's brain is removed and Harvey goes into hibernation mode, he becomes a lot more useful, sympathetic to Chrichton and otherwise benign. It's still hard to buy this part of him after his KickTheDog moment of [[spoiler:killing Aeryn and indirectly causing Zhan's death and Aeryn's (temporary) distancing from John.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Harvey is the Gollum to Crichton's Smeagol. Crichton is generally able to prevent him from [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taking over,]] but Harvey frequently shows up when Crichton's under a lot of stress and offers suggestions. After a chunk of John's brain is removed and the mind-control implant that accidentally created Harvey goes into hibernation mode, he is removed, the "leftover" Harvey becomes a lot considerably more useful, sympathetic to Chrichton Chrichton, and otherwise benign. It's still hard to buy this part of him after his KickTheDog moment of [[spoiler:killing Aeryn and indirectly causing Zhan's death and Aeryn's (temporary) distancing from John.]]
7th Nov '16 1:49:45 PM Owlorange1995
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* Series/AgentsOfSHIELD: Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider insists that the spirit inside him chooses who should die and makes him kill them, though his ability to hold back suggests he retains more control than he's comfortable admitting.
6th Nov '16 11:58:46 AM maxwellsilver
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* The film that likely inspired the ''Spider-Man'' example, right down to the high-pitched "Nooorrrrman" bit: ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'': Years before the events of the film, Norman Bates created a split personality of his late mother after killing her and her lover when he found them in bed. The film that likely inspired "Mother" personality starts murdering young women who stay at his motel, while Norman hides the ''Spider-Man'' example, right down bodies. He's eventually discovered and committed to the high-pitched "Nooorrrrman" bit: ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.an asylum.



* ''Film/MrBrooks''' imaginary friend Marshall, a manifestation of his id that encourages him to repeatedly murder.
* ''Film/PrimalFear'' has meek, sweet Aaron, who's [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taken over]] by Roy when threatened. [[spoiler: Or, at least, that's how it [[SubvertedTrope appears]], right up until the last 5 minutes.]]

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* ''Film/MrBrooks''' ''Film/MrBrooks''[='=] imaginary friend Marshall, a manifestation of his id that encourages him to repeatedly murder.
* ''Film/PrimalFear'' has meek, sweet Aaron, who's [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taken over]] by Roy when threatened. [[spoiler: Or, at least, that's how it [[SubvertedTrope appears]], appears, right up until the last 5 minutes.]]



* From ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' comes the Trope Namer, Sméagol the Stoor (proto-[[{{hobbits}} hobbit]]), better known as his evil One Ring-obsessed personality, Gollum. This is portrayed differently in the films (see above). It could be argued that this was a case of the same personality undergoing a [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor crisis of conscience]], but he argues with himself quite forcefully in the book as well.

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* From ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' comes the Trope Namer, Sméagol the Stoor (proto-[[{{hobbits}} hobbit]]), (proto-{{hobbit|s}}), better known as his evil One Ring-obsessed personality, Gollum. This is portrayed differently in the films (see above). It could be argued that this was a case of the same personality undergoing a [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor crisis of conscience]], but he argues with himself quite forcefully in the book as well.



* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden's]] subconscious likes to [[EvilCostumeSwitch dress in black]] and is just as snarky as he is. [[spoiler:At least one EldritchAbomination (Lasciel's shadow) has [[MoreThanMindControl taken advantage of him this way.]]]]

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden's]] Dresden's subconscious likes to [[EvilCostumeSwitch dress in black]] and is just as snarky as he is. [[spoiler:At least one EldritchAbomination (Lasciel's shadow) has [[MoreThanMindControl taken advantage of him this way.]]]]
5th Nov '16 6:39:37 PM maxwellsilver
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->'''Arquímedes Puccio''': [[StrawNihilist We do not control our own actions]]. There is a dwarf inside all of us, who tells us to do things.
->'''Priest''': [[DeathbedConfession Do you repent of your actions]]?
->'''Arquímedes Puccio''': [[NeverMyFault It was the dwarf]].

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->'''Arquímedes Puccio''': [[StrawNihilist We do not control our own actions]].actions. There is a dwarf inside all of us, who tells us to do things.
->'''Priest''': [[DeathbedConfession Do you repent of your actions]]?
actions?
->'''Arquímedes Puccio''': [[NeverMyFault It was the dwarf]].dwarf.
16th Jun '16 3:04:24 PM Landis
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', one sidequest has you tracking down a SerialKiller who targets young Elven children. When you finally reach him, he turns out to be the son of the magistrate who gave you the task in the first place. The killer is a pathetic man who blames his homicidal impulses on imaginary demons. Demonic possession ''is'' a real threat in the setting, but the Circle of Magi had already confirmed that he wasn't possessed -- he refuses to believe this.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', one sidequest has you tracking down a SerialKiller who targets young Elven children. When you finally reach him, he turns out to be the son of the magistrate who gave you the task in the first place. The killer is a pathetic man who blames his homicidal impulses on imaginary demons.demons (Much to Hawke's exasperation: "I'll have to remember that one. 'A demon made me do it!'"). Demonic possession ''is'' a real threat in the setting, but the Circle of Magi had already confirmed that he wasn't possessed -- he refuses to believe this.
2nd Mar '16 7:06:41 PM Manny20444
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** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' - [[spoiler: It's ''Harry'' under the mask.... or not. Turns out it was always Norman in the suit, and he claims to have been totally in control of his actions. He just framed his own son to throw Spider-Man off the scent. ''Bastard''!]]

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** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' - [[spoiler: It's believed to be ''Harry'' under the mask.... or not. Turns out it was always that Norman in was the suit, Green Goblin the entire time, and he claims to have been totally in control of his actions.actions(he may be in denial since there were points in the series where it was shown that Norman may not know when he is the Goblin at times and might actually have a Goblin persona). He just framed his own son to throw Spider-Man off the scent. ''Bastard''!]]
21st Jan '16 7:18:46 PM FekketCantenel
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* The villain in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' behaves like an uncontrollable psychopath, but this is later revealed to be the 'personality' of the needle symbiote that keeps him alive; the host himself (claims he) doesn't want to hurt anyone.
15th Dec '15 11:56:01 AM Cannox
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** Interestingly enough, Krieg is an ''[[Inversion inversion]]'' of this trope: the only reason he hasn't carved up innocent people yet is because the sane version is [[FightingFromTheInside holding him back]].

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** Interestingly enough, Krieg is an ''[[Inversion ''[[InvertedTrope inversion]]'' of this trope: the only reason he hasn't carved up innocent people yet is because the sane version is [[FightingFromTheInside holding him back]].
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