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1st Jun '16 7:47:37 PM PaulA
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Common quality of {{Hive Mind}}s, {{Mind Hive}}s, and cases of ManySpiritsInsideOfOne, but this isn't necessarily so. Not to be confused with MesACrowd and RoyalWe. Often speak with VoiceOfTheLegion. Has nothing to do with ''Literature/IAmLegend''. Creator/RogerZelazny's ''My Name Is Legion'' (about a secret agent with a multitude of false identities) is also not an example of this trope. Could be a LimitedSocialCircle that has JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope. IAmSpartacus uses this as a diversion.

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Common quality of {{Hive Mind}}s, {{Mind Hive}}s, and cases of ManySpiritsInsideOfOne, but this isn't necessarily so. Not to be confused with MesACrowd and RoyalWe. Often speak with VoiceOfTheLegion. Has nothing to do with ''Literature/IAmLegend''. Creator/RogerZelazny's ''My Name Is Legion'' ''Literature/MyNameIsLegion'' (about a secret agent with a multitude of false identities) is also not an example of this trope. Could be a LimitedSocialCircle that has JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope. IAmSpartacus uses this as a diversion.
26th May '16 11:46:54 AM NativeJovian
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': What's worse than getting into a battle with [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Ra's Al Ghul?]] How about a battle against around 20+ Ra's Al Ghul sand clones who pounce on you while shouting '''WE ARE LEGION'''?

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': What's worse than getting into a battle with [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Ra's Al Ghul?]] Ghul? How about a battle against around 20+ Ra's Al Ghul sand clones who pounce on you while shouting '''WE ARE LEGION'''?
14th May '16 5:33:09 PM DarkHunter
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*** The ''entire geth race'' is this trope; the geth are made up of two components: "platforms," the physical bodies you see in the game, and "runtimes," the actual artificial intelligence programs. To function, runtimes must inhabit platforms, usually requiring at least a few hundred runtimes per platform to run the platform's systems. Since geth platforms are all connected via FTL communication, geth runtimes will freely swap between platforms. Legion is partly unique in that it is made up of over a ''thousand'' runtimes inhabiting a single platform, over eleven times more than is normal for geth platforms.

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*** ** The ''entire geth race'' is this trope; the geth are made up of two components: "platforms," the physical bodies you see in the game, and "runtimes," the actual artificial intelligence programs. To function, do anything physically, runtimes must inhabit platforms, usually requiring at least a few hundred runtimes per platform to run the platform's systems. Since geth platforms are all connected via FTL communication, geth runtimes will freely swap between platforms. Legion is partly unique in that it is made up of over a ''thousand'' runtimes inhabiting a single platform, over eleven times more than is normal for geth platforms. It needs this many because the geth get smarter the more of them are together; with over a thousand, Legion is able to function autonomously outside geth space and make contact with organic beings.
25th Apr '16 11:16:57 AM erforce
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* The Prometheus robots in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' say this at random (or more specifically, we ''are'' legion).

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* The Prometheus robots in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' say this at random (or more specifically, we ''are'' legion).
29th Mar '16 2:57:34 PM DougSMachina
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I Am Legion is a Trope where some group or individual is made more sinister or strange by having them avoid referring to themselves in the singular. Through their speech and mannerisms they will make the viewer question the nature of the character. A lone character speaking as though they were chanting along as part of a chorus, or an assembly speaking in perfect unison, regardless of the situation.

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I Am Legion is a Trope trope where some group or individual is made more sinister or strange by having them avoid referring to themselves in the singular. Through their speech and mannerisms they will make the viewer question the nature of the character. A lone character speaking as though they were chanting along as part of a chorus, or an assembly speaking in perfect unison, regardless of the situation.
18th Feb '16 10:00:23 AM fgenzo159
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Humans are very social creatures, we enjoy being around each other a great deal. Our friends, our family, our lovers, our coworkers, are all sources of wholesome fun. If you're not into that sort of thing, well, [[LonersAreFreaks there's something wrong with you]]. But what happens when you go just a bit too far, become more and more of other people while less and less of yourself? Can you go so far that there's [[LossOfIdentity nothing left of you at all]]?

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Humans are very social creatures, we enjoy being around each other a great deal. Our friends, our family, our lovers, our coworkers, are all sources of wholesome fun. If you're not into that sort of thing, well, [[LonersAreFreaks there's something wrong with you]]. [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation Or not]]. But what happens when you go just a bit too far, become more and more of other people while less and less of yourself? Can you go so far that there's [[LossOfIdentity nothing left of you at all]]?
17th Feb '16 5:23:26 PM StClair
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* TruthInTelevision: 4chan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 Anonymous]] is a gigantic group of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anonymous]] people, connected only by their anonymous identity, that, when angered, can [[InternetBackdraft seriously screw up a person's reputation. Or sanity. Most likely both.]] (''[[MemeticMutation We are Anonymous. We are Legion.]] We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.'')

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* TruthInTelevision: 4chan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 Anonymous]] is a gigantic group of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anonymous]] people, connected only by their anonymous identity, that, when angered, can [[InternetBackdraft seriously screw up a person's reputation. Or sanity. Most likely both.]] (''[[MemeticMutation ]]
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We are Anonymous. We are Legion.]] We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.'')''



* The fans of the Dutch football team Feyenoord are referred to as "The Legion". They even use is in songs (We are the Legion, and we will become champion). It scans a lot better in the original Dutch, mind you.

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* The fans of the Dutch football team Feyenoord are referred to as "The Legion". They even use is this in songs (We are the Legion, and we will become champion). It scans a lot better in the original Dutch, mind you.
17th Feb '16 5:17:13 PM StClair
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The trope takes its title from the [[Literature/TheFourGospels Book of Mark]], where a man possessed by many demons was asked his name by Jesus and replied, "My name is Legion for we are many." Another [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] example: Daniel 10:6 also reports the eponymous prophet's vision of a glowing man whose [[VoiceOfTheLegion voice was "like the sound of a multitude."]]

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The trope takes its title from the [[Literature/TheFourGospels Book of Mark]], where a man possessed by many demons was asked his name by Jesus and replied, "My name is Legion for we are many." Jesus exorcised the demons into a herd of pigs, who rushed down a sleep slope to drown themselves in the waters.
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Another [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] example: Daniel 10:6 also reports the eponymous prophet's vision of a glowing man whose [[VoiceOfTheLegion voice was "like the sound of a multitude."]]
23rd Dec '15 10:51:55 PM Paireon
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** Whether Flagg and Linoge are one and the same is a major source of EpilepticTrees. Entirely possible, given that Flagg is a recurring character in the works of Stephen King. [[TheDragon Walter O'Dim]], the Man in Black, the Walking Dude from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series and Flagg are one and the same. Since Walter can travel through the multiverse, it's quite likely that he is every incarnation of Flagg/Legion to appear in all of Stephen King's stories.
** In one scene of ''Literature/{{It}}'', a woman whose daughter is taken by Pennywise hears voices coming from her sink drain. When she asked who they are, they reply "We are Legion".

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** Whether Flagg and Linoge [[Series/StormOfTheCentury Linoge]] are one and the same is a major source of EpilepticTrees. Entirely possible, given that Flagg is a recurring character in the works of Stephen King. [[TheDragon Walter O'Dim]], the Man in Black, the Walking Dude from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series and Flagg are one and the same. Since Walter can travel through the multiverse, it's quite likely that he is every incarnation of Flagg/Legion to appear in all of Stephen King's stories.
** In one scene of ''Literature/{{It}}'', a woman whose daughter is taken by Pennywise hears voices coming from her sink drain. When she asked asks who they are, they reply "We are Legion".



*** (Since that's a little difficult, here's some help - [[spoiler: Myria, from "myriad", meaning "innumerable", and Le Jean pronounced in the proper French manner sounds a lot like "legion"]].)

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*** (Since that's a little difficult, here's some help - [[spoiler: Myria, from "myriad", meaning "innumerable", and Le Jean pronounced in the proper French manner sounds a lot like the French pronunciation of "legion"]].)



* The Overlord Doom Blade from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' houses several darkness elementals

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* The Overlord Doom Blade from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' houses several darkness elementalselementals.



* Dormin from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' refers to Theirself as "we." Granted, Dormin also has two voices speaking at once, and was split into ''sixteen'' different collosi/shadow beings.
* The OriginalGeneration from Franchise/{{Gundam}} {{Crossover}} TurnBasedStrategy title, ''SD Gundam G Generation DS'' are Legion. The protagonist is their SuperPrototype who is free from the HiveMind and joins other heroes against the Legion.

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* Dormin from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' refers to Theirself as "we." Granted, Dormin also has two voices speaking at once, and was split into ''sixteen'' different collosi/shadow collossi/shadow beings.
* The OriginalGeneration antagonists from Franchise/{{Gundam}} {{Crossover}} TurnBasedStrategy title, ''SD Gundam G Generation DS'' are Legion. The protagonist is their SuperPrototype who is free from the HiveMind and joins other heroes against the Legion.
10th Nov '15 6:21:01 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the RiffTrax for ''Film/ParanormalActivity'', in the scene where Katie changes her mind about leaving, and Mike riffs, "For we are Legion, and we are very comfy here."

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* Played with in the RiffTrax Podcast/RiffTrax for ''Film/ParanormalActivity'', in the scene where Katie changes her mind about leaving, and Mike riffs, "For we are Legion, and we are very comfy here."
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