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8th Jun '17 1:02:40 PM Godzillawolf
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* The Gem Homeworld from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be this way. Every Gem has an exact purpose they're made for (except of course the [[EvilOverlord Diamonds]]) and ''only'' that exact purpose is allowed. Jasper implies punishment for deviating from your 'intended' purpose may be death. And so is being born with a defect. Naturally, Rose Quartz was able to use this as a fantastic recruiting tool, as she herself believed the exact opposite and encouraged her Crystal Gems to find their own identity and desires. [[{{Irony}} Counterintuitively]], most of her subordinates only followed her because she was a very charismatic [[TheLeader leader]], and others only wanted to bite back at [[TheEmpire the Gempire]], regardless of her actual philosophies; early on in the show, it seems that the remainder of the Crystal Gems only stayed around to protect Earth (and Steven, by extension) because that's what Rose would have wanted them to do.

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* The Gem Homeworld from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be this way. Every Gem has an exact purpose they're made for (except of course the [[EvilOverlord Diamonds]]) and ''only'' that exact purpose is allowed. Jasper implies punishment for deviating from your 'intended' purpose may be death.death and the Off-Colors (a group of fugitive Gems) later confirm this is indeed the case. And so is being born with a defect. Naturally, Rose Quartz was able to use this as a fantastic recruiting tool, as she herself believed the exact opposite and encouraged her Crystal Gems to find their own identity and desires. [[{{Irony}} Counterintuitively]], most of her subordinates only followed her because she was a very charismatic [[TheLeader leader]], and others only wanted to bite back at [[TheEmpire the Gempire]], regardless of her actual philosophies; early on in the show, it seems that the remainder of the Crystal Gems only stayed around to protect Earth (and Steven, by extension) because that's what Rose would have wanted them to do.
30th May '17 1:09:51 PM sonicsuns3
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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide. Then again, it can also lead to a great awakening where other members discover their ''own'' individuality and it turns out that life is better that way.

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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide. Then (Then again, it can also lead to a great awakening where other members discover their ''own'' individuality and it turns out that life is better that way.way. But naturally the collectivized version of society didn't really see that in advance.)
30th May '17 1:08:58 PM sonicsuns3
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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide. Then again, it might lead to a great awakening where other members discover their *own* individuality and it turns out that life is better that way.

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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide. Then again, it might can also lead to a great awakening where other members discover their *own* ''own'' individuality and it turns out that life is better that way.
30th May '17 1:08:20 PM sonicsuns3
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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide.

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# The society is destroyed, since the structure itself is so finely balanced that the introduction of a different element into it proves catastrophic. This can lead to chaos or genocide. Then again, it might lead to a great awakening where other members discover their *own* individuality and it turns out that life is better that way.
14th May '17 10:04:07 AM nombretomado
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* The Zerg of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' zigzag this. The vast majority of Zerg are non-intelligent animals, acting as one and guided by higher intelligences. However, the "controllers" of the Zerg (Cerebrates, Brood Mothers, Kerrigan, etc) all possess some amount of individuality and opinion, though most of them lack true free will and are subservient to the Overmind. This doesn't stop one of the Cerebrates from questioning the Overmind in the first game on its decision to leave Kerrigan most of her free will, thinking that was unwise. The Overmind reassures the Cerebrate that while she does retain some individuality, she cannot disobey its orders.

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* The Zerg of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' zigzag this. The vast majority of Zerg are non-intelligent animals, acting as one and guided by higher intelligences. However, the "controllers" of the Zerg (Cerebrates, Brood Mothers, Kerrigan, etc) all possess some amount of individuality and opinion, though most of them lack true free will and are subservient to the Overmind. This doesn't stop one of the Cerebrates from questioning the Overmind in the first game on its decision to leave Kerrigan most of her free will, thinking that was unwise. The Overmind reassures the Cerebrate that while she does retain some individuality, she cannot disobey its orders.
13th Apr '17 8:39:01 PM Sonofstranger
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* The Gem Homeworld from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be this way. Every Gem has an exact purpose they're made for (except of course the [[EvilOverlord Diamonds]]) and ''only'' that exact purpose is allowed. Jasper implies punishment for deviating from your 'intended' purpose may be death. And so is being born with a defect. Naturally, Rose Quartz was able to use this as a fantastic recruiting tool, as she herself believed the exact opposite and encouraged her Crystal Gems to find their own identity and desires.

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* The Gem Homeworld from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' seems to be this way. Every Gem has an exact purpose they're made for (except of course the [[EvilOverlord Diamonds]]) and ''only'' that exact purpose is allowed. Jasper implies punishment for deviating from your 'intended' purpose may be death. And so is being born with a defect. Naturally, Rose Quartz was able to use this as a fantastic recruiting tool, as she herself believed the exact opposite and encouraged her Crystal Gems to find their own identity and desires. [[{{Irony}} Counterintuitively]], most of her subordinates only followed her because she was a very charismatic [[TheLeader leader]], and others only wanted to bite back at [[TheEmpire the Gempire]], regardless of her actual philosophies; early on in the show, it seems that the remainder of the Crystal Gems only stayed around to protect Earth (and Steven, by extension) because that's what Rose would have wanted them to do.
17th Mar '17 6:54:31 AM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Tau's Greater Good philosophy doesn't ''quite'' extend this far: the Tau recognize the usefulness of individuality, but everything they do needs to be for the good of all instead of just the individual (and it's hinted this may be enforced via pheromones or mind-control helmets).

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Tau's Greater Good philosophy doesn't ''quite'' extend this far: the Tau recognize the usefulness of individuality, but everything they do needs to be for the good of all instead of just the individual (and it's hinted this may be enforced via pheromones or mind-control helmets).
6th Feb '17 7:45:32 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Unsullied have been trained all their lives to obey any command by their owners and to lack any personal desires. To reinforce this they are renamed after vermin (Grey Worm, Black Rat, etc.) and refer to themselves as "this one" rather than "I."
5th Dec '16 1:06:40 PM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Tau's Greater Good philosophy doesn't ''quite'' extend this far: the Tau recognize the usefulness of individuality, but everything they do needs to be for the good of all instead of just the individual (and it's hinted this may be enforced via pheromones or mind-control helmets).
12th Nov '16 1:45:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* A prominent theme in the Village in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', especially in the episode "A Change of Mind". Unmutual!

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* A prominent theme in the Village in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'', especially in the episode "A Change of Mind". Unmutual!
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