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21st Nov '17 7:05:42 PM WillKeaton
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* Troi and Riker from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' were like this early on, talking to each other telepathically a lot. This was dropped, or forgotten later, though it was picked up again in the novels, especially Creator/PeterDavid's ''Imzadi''.
** Much later, in the seventh season episode "Attached", Captain Picard and Doctor Crusher are mind-linked for an episode due to neural implants. During this time, they come to terms with their feelings for each other and decide to keep things professional (because of personal history and because StatusQuoIsGod).[[note]]("Decide to keep things professional" is a euphemistic way of putting it. Picard seems all set to [[UnresolvedSexualTension resolve some things]], but his hopes get [[{{Pun}} Doctor Crushed.]] They get over themselves in the novels.)[[/note]] The SeriesFinale does show that they did [[HookedUpAfterwards get together in the future]], but later divorced.

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* Troi and Riker from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' were like this early on, talking to each other telepathically a lot. This was dropped, dropped or forgotten forgotten, later, though it was picked up again in the novels, especially Creator/PeterDavid's ''Imzadi''.
** Much later, in the seventh season episode "Attached", Captain Picard and Doctor Crusher are mind-linked for an episode due to neural implants. During this time, they come to terms with their feelings for each other and decide to keep things professional (because of personal history and because StatusQuoIsGod).[[note]]("Decide [[note]]"Decide to keep things professional" is a euphemistic way of putting it. Picard seems all set to [[UnresolvedSexualTension resolve some things]], but his hopes get [[{{Pun}} Doctor Crushed.]] They get over themselves in the novels.)[[/note]] [[/note]] The SeriesFinale does show that they did [[HookedUpAfterwards get together in the future]], but later divorced.
21st Nov '17 7:03:58 PM WillKeaton
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* This concept is explored deeply in the ''Haikyuu!!''/''Film/PacificRim'' crossover fanfiction [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2074782/chapters/4512390 But for Me, There is a Storm]], where the Drift, or psychic connection between pilots, is a big part of all relationships between copilots.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7380995/1/Charlotte-Francine-Xavier Charlotte Francine Xavier]]'' has this develop between Erik and Fem!Charles.

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* This concept is explored deeply in the ''Haikyuu!!''/''Film/PacificRim'' crossover fanfiction [[http://archiveofourown.''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2074782/chapters/4512390 But for Me, There is a Storm]], Storm,]]'' where the Drift, or psychic connection between pilots, is a big part of all relationships between copilots.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7380995/1/Charlotte-Francine-Xavier Charlotte Francine Xavier]]'' Xavier,]]'' has this develop between Erik and Fem!Charles.



* In the Phineas and Ferb fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9227752/1/Two-Halves-Make-A-Whole Two Halves Make A Whole]], Doofenshmirtz makes an Inator that merges the souls of any 2 things that get hit by it. Phineas and Isabella get hit by it, as do Vanessa and Perry.

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* In the Phineas and Ferb fanfic [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9227752/1/Two-Halves-Make-A-Whole Two Halves Make A Whole]], Whole,]]'' Doofenshmirtz makes an Inator that merges the souls of any 2 things that get hit by it. Phineas and Isabella get hit by it, as do Vanessa and Perry.
21st Nov '17 7:02:53 PM WillKeaton
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** Harry/Ginny is also a popular target--[[http://dukebrymin.livejournal.com/43809.html someone made a list]], and it's long.

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** Harry/Ginny is also a popular target--[[http://dukebrymin.livejournal.com/43809.html someone made a list]], list,]] and it's long.
21st Nov '17 7:01:26 PM WillKeaton
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This is a romantic trope where lovers share not just their lives and beds but actually [[PsychicLink their consciousness]]. Most often they're from an already [[PsychicPowers telepathic]] race but this telepathy goes even further; maybe they're always aware of the other, not just when communicating but ''always''; or they understand each other better than anyone else; or they actually feel exactly like the other, or something like that. Sometimes successful reproduction is tied to it. Sometimes [[MoralityChain the sanity of one,]] usually the male, or both partners depends on the mindlink. Often the link is not unsoliticious. [[{{Synchronization}} It goes both ways, so if something bad happens to one of them...]]

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This is a romantic trope where lovers share not just their lives and beds but actually [[PsychicLink their consciousness]]. Most often they're from an already [[PsychicPowers telepathic]] race race, but this telepathy goes even further; maybe they're always aware of the other, not just when communicating but ''always''; or they understand each other better than anyone else; or they actually feel exactly like the other, or something like that. Sometimes successful reproduction is tied to it. Sometimes [[MoralityChain the sanity of one,]] usually the male, or both partners depends on the mindlink. Often the link is not unsoliticious. [[{{Synchronization}} It goes both ways, so if something bad happens to one of them...]]
6th Nov '17 12:13:21 PM SeptimusHeap
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* A variation on this is created between Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode Two''. [[spoiler:In the process of healing Alyx from a mortal wound, the vortigaunts weave Gordon's "life essence" with Alyx's. This is similar to the "preservation of sanity" variant--here, it is implied that the link is critical to reviving Alyx ''physically''. And nothing suggests that the link couldn't work in reverse.]]

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* A variation on this is created between Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode Two''. [[spoiler:In the process of healing Alyx from a mortal wound, the vortigaunts weave Gordon's "life essence" with Alyx's. This is similar to the "preservation of sanity" variant--here, it is implied that the link is critical to reviving Alyx ''physically''. And nothing suggests that the link couldn't work in reverse.]]
29th Oct '17 7:38:06 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal in Otherwhere]]'', Charis and Shann develop a PsychicLink, though they have to take care to keep it from overwhelming them. That it led to marriage becomes clear in ''Forerunner Foray'', when their son recounts how the Wyverns trained him because of it.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal in Otherwhere]]'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis and Shann develop a PsychicLink, though they have to take care to keep it from overwhelming them. That it led to marriage becomes clear in ''Forerunner Foray'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', when their son recounts how the Wyverns trained him because of it.
16th Oct '17 10:30:37 PM Gamermaster
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* ''FanFic/InTheService'' provides a rare example of a negative portrayal of the trope. [[LyricalNanoha Wolkenritter]] in skin-to-skin contact are no longer individuals in a meaningful sense. They find this both frightening and unpleasant, and consequently inter-Wolkenritter romances don't work.

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* ''FanFic/InTheService'' provides a rare example of a negative portrayal of the trope. [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Wolkenritter]] in skin-to-skin contact are no longer individuals in a meaningful sense. They find this both frightening and unpleasant, and consequently inter-Wolkenritter romances don't work.
4th Oct '17 9:02:28 PM bwburke94
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', for a long time it has been hinted that the Doctor and TARDIS were mentally linked, to the extent that the TARDIS's translation circuits depend on the Doctor's health. Similarly, there was a RunningGag that there seemed to be some kind of CargoShip going on; the Doctor would call his time machine "dear" and "sexy", and even companions would joke about how he would stroke her console. It was all but confirmed in a Season 6 episode where [[spoiler: the TARDIS was forced into a human body, and the two characters spend nearly the entire episode flirting, having sexual tension, or tearful CrowningMomentsOfHeartWarming.]] The name of the episode? "The Doctor's Wife".

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', for a long time it has been hinted that the Doctor and TARDIS were mentally linked, to the extent that the TARDIS's translation circuits depend on the Doctor's health. Similarly, there was a RunningGag that there seemed to be some kind of CargoShip going on; the Doctor would call his time machine "dear" and "sexy", and even companions would joke about how he would stroke her console. It was all but confirmed in a Season 6 episode where [[spoiler: the TARDIS was forced into a human body, and the two characters spend nearly the entire episode flirting, having sexual tension, or tearful CrowningMomentsOfHeartWarming.SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments.]] The name of the episode? "The Doctor's Wife".
13th Sep '17 7:21:01 PM PaulA
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* Literature/GeorgeRRMartin's short story "A Song for Lya", dealt heavily with this idea. [[spoiler: It didn't end well.]]

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* Literature/GeorgeRRMartin's Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's short story "A Song for Lya", dealt heavily with this idea. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It didn't end well.]]
27th Aug '17 12:50:06 PM Argon2
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** Also, Skywise and Cutter recognized, even though they are both male, because they already shared a soul, or so it is said.

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** Also, Skywise and Cutter recognized, even though they are both male, because they already shared a soul, or so it is said.soul.


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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'', Tatsuya and Miyuki have a low-level example because part of her magic is devoted to suppressing his. When Miyuki dies, [[spoiler:as in the Reminscence arc,]] Tatsuya knows she's gone because the suppression is.
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