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10th Jun '16 7:14:59 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* The [[Film/HiveMind film sharing the name of this trope]] has a feminist version of this.

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* %%* The [[Film/HiveMind film sharing the name of this trope]] has a feminist version of this.
6th Jun '16 4:14:04 AM Arivne
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** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-171 SCP-171 ("Collective Brain Foam")]] also counts as a hive mind, a gigantic foam-looking colony of microscopic organisms that incorporates any organism into its mass, resulting in a collective consciousness.

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** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-171 SCP-171 ("Collective Brain Foam")]] also counts as a hive mind, is a gigantic foam-looking colony of microscopic organisms that incorporates any organism into its mass, resulting in a collective consciousness.
6th Jun '16 4:13:08 AM Arivne
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** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-171 SCP-171 ("Collective Brain Foam")]] also counts as a hive mind, a gigantic foam-looking colony of microscopic organisms that incorporates any organism into its mass, resulting in a collective consciousness.



** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-171 SCP-171 ("Collective Brain Foam")]] also counts as a hive mind, a gigantic foam-looking colony of microscopic organisms that incorporates any organism into its mass, resulting in a collective consciousness.


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** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-906 SCP-906 ("Scouring Hive")]]. SCP-906 is a TheWormThatWalks that shapes its body into humanoid form to move around. The individual worms don't appear to have any intelligence when separated from the body.
6th Jun '16 2:34:24 AM Arivne
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* Wiki/SCPFoundation

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* Wiki/SCPFoundation''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
27th May '16 9:09:53 AM Theriocephalus
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There is a traditional tendency in SF and fantasy shows for Hive Mind species to be xenophobic, aggressive, and evil, even when they aren't a HordeOfAlienLocusts. This may well be due to a perceived metaphorical overlap with DirtyCommunists, or a residual, primal fear relating to eusocial insects, which are our only known examples of Hive Minds in RealLife. It could be justified, however, as it's possible that a truly hive-minded species may literally never encounter another sentient entity until it achieves interstellar travel, and so have a distinct lack of social skills. This trope is particularly common among [[{{Transhuman}} transhumanist]] works, however, where an advanced level of technology is assumed.

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There is a traditional tendency in SF and fantasy shows for Hive Mind species to be xenophobic, aggressive, and evil, even when they aren't a HordeOfAlienLocusts. This may well be due to a perceived metaphorical overlap with DirtyCommunists, or a residual, primal fear relating to eusocial insects, which are our only known examples of the closest thing to Hive Minds in RealLife. It could be justified, however, as it's possible that a truly hive-minded species may literally never encounter another sentient entity until it achieves interstellar travel, and so have a distinct lack of social skills. This trope is particularly common among [[{{Transhuman}} transhumanist]] works, however, where an advanced level of technology is assumed.



Related to, but separate from {{Synchronization}}, where each individual ''experiences'' what the other does without necessarily being in rapport with each other. Contrast both MindHive and ManySpiritsInsideOfOne, both its complete opposites, when multiple minds or SplitPersonalities are sharing one body (differentiated by the level of accord between them and/or their "host"); and PiecesOfGod, where a CosmicEntity is split into several pieces, which may or may not be living entities themselves. May be controlled by a HiveQueen, which serves as the titular keystone of a KeystoneArmy of {{Hive Drone}}s. See also PsychicLink for other connections between minds. A related plot is TheEvilsOfFreeWill. Compare SplitPersonalityMerge, where two or more SplitPersonalities become one. When the person speaks in plural, see IAmLegion. If the hive mind is controlling many smaller creatures that forms the shape of a larger creature, you may be dealing with TheWormThatWalks.

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Related to, but separate separate, from {{Synchronization}}, where each individual ''experiences'' what the other does without necessarily being in rapport with each other. Contrast both MindHive and ManySpiritsInsideOfOne, both its complete opposites, when multiple minds or SplitPersonalities are sharing one body (differentiated by the level of accord between them and/or their "host"); and PiecesOfGod, where a CosmicEntity is split into several pieces, which may or may not be living entities themselves. May be controlled by a HiveQueen, which serves as the titular keystone of a KeystoneArmy of {{Hive Drone}}s. See also PsychicLink for other connections between minds. A related plot is TheEvilsOfFreeWill. Compare SplitPersonalityMerge, where two or more SplitPersonalities become one. When the person speaks in plural, see IAmLegion. If the hive mind is controlling many smaller creatures that forms the shape of a larger creature, you may be dealing with TheWormThatWalks.
20th May '16 2:07:43 PM Doug86
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* In the Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians are part way there. While all individuals (and indeed possessing just as many dreamers, dissenters, seditionists and individualists as any other Trek culture), they have a version of this on the instinctive level. The Tholian lattice connects the minds of all Tholians, distributing basic race-knowledge to all and allowing individuals to commune with one another. The lattice is regulated carefully, with different castes having different degrees of access. On occasion, it can indeed cause the entirety of the Tholian race to share an experience, as was the case with the telepathic assaults of the Shedai. See Literature/StarTrekVanguard and Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra in particular.

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* In the Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the Tholians are part way there. While all individuals (and indeed possessing just as many dreamers, dissenters, seditionists and individualists as any other Trek culture), they have a version of this on the instinctive level. The Tholian lattice connects the minds of all Tholians, distributing basic race-knowledge to all and allowing individuals to commune with one another. The lattice is regulated carefully, with different castes having different degrees of access. On occasion, it can indeed cause the entirety of the Tholian race to share an experience, as was the case with the telepathic assaults of the Shedai. See Literature/StarTrekVanguard and Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra in particular.
14th May '16 12:45:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Aparoids in ''[[VideoGame/StarFox Star Fox: Assault]]'' think collectively; further proven when the Aparoid Queen starts speaking weirdly.
* The Bacterians from the ''Gradius'' series. They are usually led by Bacterion, the EldritchAbomination BigBad that uses smaller Hive Minds like Gofer and Venom to command his fleets. If a Bacterian Hive Mind gets killed, the pieces of the Hive Mind will regenerate to become a new Hive Mind.
* Ermac from ''MortalKombat'' is a fusion of hundreds of souls which all operate under one mind (referring to himself in the plural form). However, his ending in ''Mortal Kombat Armageddon'' shows a godlike power separating the many souls contained within him. These souls soon become new bodies and eventually Ermac becomes an army linked by collective consciousness.

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* The Aparoids in ''[[VideoGame/StarFox Star Fox: Assault]]'' ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' think collectively; further proven when the Aparoid Queen starts speaking weirdly.
* The Bacterians from the ''Gradius'' ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' series. They are usually led by Bacterion, the EldritchAbomination BigBad that uses smaller Hive Minds like Gofer and Venom to command his fleets. If a Bacterian Hive Mind gets killed, the pieces of the Hive Mind will regenerate to become a new Hive Mind.
* Ermac from ''MortalKombat'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' is a fusion of hundreds of souls which all operate under one mind (referring to himself in the plural form). However, his ending in ''Mortal Kombat Armageddon'' shows a godlike power separating the many souls contained within him. These souls soon become new bodies and eventually Ermac becomes an army linked by collective consciousness.



* The Voxai in ''SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'' are also run by an overmind. The BigBad's influence turns this Overmind hostile, changing its messages from suggestions to commands.

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* The Voxai in ''SonicChronicles: ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'' are also run by an overmind. The BigBad's influence turns this Overmind hostile, changing its messages from suggestions to commands.



* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' has a weird version: a planet-sized gestalt consciousness formed from the fungus that covers most of the planet, along with its mind worm guardians. Also notable for being an essentially benign entity and force as long as you play nice with the environment. If you don't, Planet is just as dangerous, if not more so, than the other human factions.

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* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' has a weird version: a planet-sized gestalt consciousness formed from the fungus that covers most of the planet, along with its mind worm guardians. Also notable for being an essentially benign entity and force as long as you play nice with the environment. If you don't, Planet is just as dangerous, if not more so, than the other human factions.
13th May '16 7:09:17 PM Seanette
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* A similar case appears in ''Whispers'', by Creator/DeanKoontz. [[spoiler:Bruno Frye is a pair of twins born of father-on-daughter rape, and is a SerialKiller before one of his bodies is killed. This totally breaks what little sanity the survivor had to begin with.]]
6th May '16 5:34:18 PM nombretomado
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* There's a GaiaOnline achievement called Hive Mind. To get it, 15 people have to post on a single page of a thread with their [[VirtualPaperDoll avatars]] all wearing the same outfit.

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* There's a GaiaOnline Website/GaiaOnline achievement called Hive Mind. To get it, 15 people have to post on a single page of a thread with their [[VirtualPaperDoll avatars]] all wearing the same outfit.
14th Apr '16 11:08:20 AM Malachi108
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* The alien invaders of the film ''Film/IndependenceDay'', so says the theory.
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