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6th Aug '16 3:11:28 PM nombretomado
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** The DCUniverse (well, multiverse) is the same way; originally one universe that got split due to a very ill-advised experiment to observe creation.

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** The DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse (well, multiverse) is the same way; originally one universe that got split due to a very ill-advised experiment to observe creation.



* The Infinity Gems in the MarvelUniverse are the remnants of a god that committed suicide from loneliness after creating the universe. There is a seventh gem that contains its Ego.

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* The Infinity Gems in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse are the remnants of a god that committed suicide from loneliness after creating the universe. There is a seventh gem that contains its Ego.
5th Aug '16 12:49:39 AM doorhandle
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***[[spoiler: Karla, from ''DarkSoulsIII'' is also a fragment of Manus, but she's content to be a merchant, [[HazyFeelTurn if not quite a good counterpart.]]]]
15th Jul '16 9:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* Carl Jung's idea of a "collective unconscious". Basically, the collective unconscious is an [[AkashicRecords Akashic Record]]-like entity which takes the form of a Freudian Unconscious on a cosmic, impersonal, universal scale. It brings forth our conscious psychic experience through trope-like archetypes. Although your mileage may vary, if you consider the collective unconscious as "God", since it's after all a MindScrew to fully explain here on ThisVeryWiki. Jung, though, was very interested in explaining it away as quantum physics, entanglement theory, et cetera, and actually discussed the subject with pantheist AlbertEinstein.

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* Carl Jung's idea of a "collective unconscious". Basically, the collective unconscious is an [[AkashicRecords Akashic Record]]-like entity which takes the form of a Freudian Unconscious on a cosmic, impersonal, universal scale. It brings forth our conscious psychic experience through trope-like archetypes. Although your mileage may vary, if you consider the collective unconscious as "God", since it's after all a MindScrew to fully explain here on ThisVeryWiki. Jung, though, was very interested in explaining it away as quantum physics, entanglement theory, et cetera, and actually discussed the subject with pantheist AlbertEinstein.UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein.
2nd Jul '16 10:16:13 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', the [[HumongousMecha robot body]] of [[PhysicalGod the Great Spirit Mata Nui]] was a universe in itself, with many [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces different races]] living on the continents inside, unwittingly maintaining him -- keeping him alive. In return, he kept the basic forces of nature under check, and made their environment inhabitable, thus they (well, most of them) revered him as a god. WordOfGod compared it to a human and his internal organs, all part of the same being. However to his creators, the Great Beings, Mata Nui was simply an instrument in their plans, and the beings inside him were only meant to keep him functioning as nanotech, not [[AIIsACrapshoot have conscience and build up a religion around him]].

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* In ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the [[HumongousMecha robot body]] of [[PhysicalGod the Great Spirit Mata Nui]] was a universe in itself, with many [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces different races]] living on the continents inside, unwittingly maintaining him -- keeping him alive. In return, he kept the basic forces of nature under check, and made their environment inhabitable, thus they (well, most of them) revered him as a god. WordOfGod compared it to a human and his internal organs, all part of the same being. However to his creators, the Great Beings, Mata Nui was simply an instrument in their plans, and the beings inside him were only meant to keep him functioning as nanotech, not [[AIIsACrapshoot have conscience and build up a religion around him]].
29th Jun '16 8:11:26 AM davetheorist666
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22nd Jun '16 1:06:11 PM Shadoboy
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* In ''Steel Ball Run'', the seventh part of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the plot heavily centers around collecting the parts of a corpse that, when merged with someone, grants them a Stand, and collecting the whole corpse will grant an ultimate power to the weilder. It's never especified who the corpse belongs to; though they are described as belonging to "a saint", it's heavily implied that they actually belong to [[spoiler: ''Jesus Christ'']].

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* In ''Steel Ball Run'', the seventh part of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the plot heavily centers around collecting the parts of a corpse that, when merged with someone, grants them a Stand, and collecting the whole corpse will grant an ultimate power to the weilder. It's never especified who the corpse belongs to; though they are described as belonging to "a saint", it's heavily implied that they actually belong to [[spoiler: ''Jesus Christ'']].Christ himself'']].
13th Jun '16 5:21:28 AM Kakai
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** The spren from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' are pieces of three other Shards, Honor, Odium and Cultivation. Syl even states it at some point.
--->Oh, but I am a god! Just a very, very small piece of one.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', Anpu has had his soul splintered into nine pieces - ''ba'' - which his fellow gods hid separately. In fact, what Edith finds is just one of the ''ba'', and it tasks her with finding the rest to reassemble him.
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11th Jun '16 12:10:29 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In the Thousand Year Blood War story arc for ''Manga/{{Bleach}},'' we have Yhwach, who is the Big Bad, and the original Quincy. The reason all other Quincies exist is because he shared pieces of his soul with them. These soul fragments become their Quincy powers. And this soul fragment is technically now a part of the Quincy, so any offspring inherit the Quincy power as well. Yhwach is associated by many Quincies with the Christian God, partly because of this. [[spoiler:However, when a Quincy dies, they lose that piece of soul, which goes back to Yhwach. Also, if Yhwach feels the need to, he can forcibly remove his soul fragment, with the side effect of killing the Quincy. He has caused at least two massacres by removing Quincy powers en masse.]]

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* In the Thousand Year Blood War story arc for ''Manga/{{Bleach}},'' we have Yhwach, [[TheEmperor Yhwach]], who is the Big Bad, [[BigBad major enemy]], and the original Quincy. The reason all other Quincies exist is because he shared pieces of his soul with them. These soul fragments become their Quincy powers. And this soul fragment is technically now a part of the Quincy, so any offspring inherit the Quincy power as well. Yhwach is associated by many Quincies with the Christian God, partly because of this. [[spoiler:However, when a Quincy actually dies, they lose that piece of soul, which goes back to Yhwach. Also, if Yhwach feels the need to, he can forcibly remove his soul fragment, with the side effect of killing the Quincy. He has caused at least two massacres by removing Quincy powers en masse.]]
10th Jun '16 9:33:26 PM portaljumper339
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* Ghosts in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' are this in a more literal sense than most uses of this trope; during the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Collapse]] the Traveler used the last bit of its fading strength to expel thousands upon thousands of Ghosts to carry pieces of its Light and intelligence so that they could create the [[TheChosenOne Guardians]] that would protect the Last City. Each Ghost is an entity unto itself, but they all are aligned with the Traveler and aid humanity in to struggle against [[EldritchAbomination The]] [[TheCorruption Darkness.]]
10th Jun '16 4:20:30 PM intastiel
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's story "[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/tgsk.aspx Through the Gates of the Silver Key]]", Randolph Carter learns that all conscious beings are actually tiny aspects of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s outside time and space, granted the illusion of individuality by their limited perception of the universe. Facing the Great Old One Yog-Sothoth, he realizes that he and it are the same being.
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