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18th Jul '17 2:02:53 AM shadowmanwkp
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* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has the Ethereal and Celestial Songs of Unity, the first just allows skill sharing among a group, the second creates a full-fledged MentalFusion of the "mob" type, each body can act separately and the mass mind can use all their skills and abilities (although it can only take one *supernatural* action at a time) and can see, hear and so on from the point of view of all bodies simultaneously. The problem with the Song is that if the participants don't get along, the massed entity created from them may dither and delay due to the conflict. Also, the participants memories of the actions taken by the mass mind will be sketchy.

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* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has the Ethereal and Celestial Songs of Unity, the first just allows skill sharing among a group, the second creates a full-fledged MentalFusion mental fusion of the "mob" type, each body can act separately and the mass mind can use all their skills and abilities (although it can only take one *supernatural* action at a time) and can see, hear and so on from the point of view of all bodies simultaneously. The problem with the Song is that if the participants don't get along, the massed entity created from them may dither and delay due to the conflict. Also, the participants memories of the actions taken by the mass mind will be sketchy.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Ar Tonelico 2}}'', the various modes of the [[KillSat Infel Phira]] amounts to this. Replakia combines dozens of spellcasters to boost the damage of attack spells to an impressive levels, while Metafalica is a more through MentalFusion that is used to get enough power to create a FlyingContinent . A few other modes are used for mind control instead.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Ar Tonelico 2}}'', the various modes of the [[KillSat Infel Phira]] amounts to this. Replakia combines dozens of spellcasters to boost the damage of attack spells to an impressive levels, while Metafalica is a more through MentalFusion mental fusion that is used to get enough power to create a FlyingContinent . A few other modes are used for mind control instead.



* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' has a single massive MentalFusion forming the gestalt mind of Mars. Unusually, it's one of the good guys.

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* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' has a single massive MentalFusion mental fusion forming the gestalt mind of Mars. Unusually, it's one of the good guys.
24th Jun '17 1:10:11 PM nombretomado
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* Mind links have been used several times in DoctorWho, including in 'The Girl In The Fireplace' (between the Doctor and Madame de Pompadour), in 'Planet Of The Ood' (between the Doctor and Donna, so she can hear the Ood singing), and in 'Bad Wolf' (between the Controller and her masters, [[spoiler:the Daleks]]) Physical contact was used in the first two examples, which were also temporary.

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* Mind links have been used several times in DoctorWho, ''Series/DoctorWho'', including in 'The "The Girl In The Fireplace' Fireplace" (between the Doctor and Madame de Pompadour), in 'Planet "Planet Of The Ood' Ood" (between the Doctor and Donna, so she can hear the Ood singing), and in 'Bad Wolf' (between the Controller and her masters, [[spoiler:the Daleks]]) Physical contact was used in the first two examples, which were also temporary.
31st May '17 6:03:33 PM nombretomado
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* Dairine does something sort of like this in the third ''YoungWizards'' book and it's a side effect of group spellcasting in general.

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* Dairine does something sort of like this in the third ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book and it's a side effect of group spellcasting in general.
13th Apr '17 5:13:00 PM nombretomado
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* The Advent in ''SinsOfASolarEmpire''. Following the game's emphasis on GreyAndGrayMorality, it has both [[{{Telepathy}} good]] and [[MindRape bad]] applications.

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* The Advent in ''SinsOfASolarEmpire''.''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire''. Following the game's emphasis on GreyAndGrayMorality, it has both [[{{Telepathy}} good]] and [[MindRape bad]] applications.
23rd Mar '17 5:37:43 AM CaliburnAbsoluteEX
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* The Final Five Cylons attempted to do this in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', however it also let them all see each others' memories which [[spoiler: revealed to Tyrol that Tory killed Cally. Cue the killing.]]

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* The Final Five Cylons attempted to do this in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', however it also let them all see each others' memories which [[spoiler: revealed [[spoiler:revealed to Tyrol that Tory killed Cally. Cue the killing.]]



* On a similar note, this is what apparently happens in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeboqg4t9vs Helios ending]] of the endings of
''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar''. All humans are united by/in a global network where they can share their minds with each other. How much of their identity do they retained is uncertain. According to [[spoiler: the JC Denton humanoid terminal of the A.I.]], "Helios will communicate, not assimilate. Life will go on as usual."

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* On a similar note, this is what apparently happens in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeboqg4t9vs Helios ending]] of the endings of
in ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar''. All humans are united by/in a global network where they can share their minds with each other. How much of their identity do they retained retain is uncertain. According uncertain, but according to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the JC Denton humanoid terminal of the A.I.]], "Helios will communicate, not assimilate. Life will go on as usual."



* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', an accidental version of this is [[spoiler: the final level of the game. The "Meat Circus" is caused by Raz and Coach Oleander's minds fusing together in the brain tank, combining Raz's childhood memories of the circus with Oleander's memories of his father's butcher shop. The result is as terrifying as you'd expect.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', an accidental version of this is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the final level of the game. The "Meat Circus" is caused by Raz and Coach Oleander's minds fusing together in the brain tank, combining Raz's childhood memories of the circus with Oleander's memories of his father's butcher shop. The result is as terrifying as you'd expect.]]
14th Mar '17 9:07:15 PM Aribter-Nelson
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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].

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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].
14th Mar '17 9:05:02 PM Aribter-Nelson
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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperpowers just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].

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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperpowers [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].
14th Mar '17 8:54:04 PM Aribter-Nelson
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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperPowers just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].

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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperPowers [[CharlesAtlasSuperpowers just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].
14th Mar '17 8:52:46 PM Aribter-Nelson
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** On the ''City of Villains'' side we have the Arachnos Seer Network, obviously used for more sinister purposes. The Seer Net is the collective minds of all Arachnos psychics, some of which are mutant, but most of which [[CharlesAtlasSuperPowers just receive a remarkably specific mental training program]] for anyone with even a hint of a sixth-sense. To ensure loyalty the network not only acts as a communication and training program, but also a PsychicBlockDefense, achieved by beaming their loyalty to Arachnos over and over again into their subconscious. When Fortunata's and Seers access the network to communicate with the others of their station, they are effectively syncing-up as a country wide Mental Fusion with every other Arachnos psychic to problem-solve complex issues in seconds. This only becomes more terrifyingly efficient when added to the fact, that the guy giving them orders, though not a psychic himself, has more thought-processing power than the entire rest of the network put together! Needless to say, [[HeartIsAnAwsomePower despite just being a communication network, this is one of Arachnos's most potent tools]].
14th Mar '17 8:35:49 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* On a similar note, this is what apparently happens in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeboqg4t9vs Helios ending]] of the endings of ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar''. All humans are united by/in a global network where they can share their minds with each other. How much of their identity do they retained is uncertain. According to [[spoiler: the JC Denton humanoid terminal of the A.I.]], "Helios will communicate, not assimilate. Life will go on as usual."

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' we have the two psychic members of the [[BigDamnHeroes Freedom Phalanx]], [[RedOniBlueOni Sister Psyche and Aurora Borealis]], the former was dying from injuries and the later was an UnskilledButStrong young psychic who agreed to let Psyche possess her to cheat death. In this case, Psyche' going into a comma allowed doctors to stabilize and attempt evasive medical techniques to save her body, mean-while Psyche's continued to patrol the city in Aurora's body, she shifted the situation from GrandTheftMe to SharingABody. As a single being Psyche'/Aurora was/were able to do phenomenal things. Psyche' willingly returned to her body a few decades later, once medical technology advanced enough to reconstruct her tissue damage. She was willing to give up the fusion, so as not to impose on Aurora. The two are still able to coordinate remarkably well, with or without telepathy, just from previously existing on the same mental wave-length and completing each-others sentences is not uncommon when the two are in the same room.
* On a similar note, this is what apparently happens in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeboqg4t9vs Helios ending]] of the endings of of
''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar''. All humans are united by/in a global network where they can share their minds with each other. How much of their identity do they retained is uncertain. According to [[spoiler: the JC Denton humanoid terminal of the A.I.]], "Helios will communicate, not assimilate. Life will go on as usual."
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