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23rd Apr '17 6:34:28 PM nombretomado
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27th Mar '17 3:08:43 AM NetCat
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Among psychologists and mental health professionals, Dissociative Identity Disorder is probably one of the most controversial disorders ever. In real life, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder]] (or DID) is a condition believed to be most common among survivors of severe and/or chronic trauma occuring before the age of 6-9. There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder#Controversy some controversy as to whether or not it even exists]], because virtually all cases seem to occur only in the U.S, the U.K, and Canada -- in other words, where movies that have protagonists with DID are popular (''Film/{{Sybil}}'', ''The Faces Of Eve'', etc). And where patients have excellent health insurance. In point of fact, [[http://io9.com/5917294/what-disease-did-sybil-the-worlds-most-famous-multiple+personality-patient-actually-have Sybil, the Trope Codifier herself,]] [[http://io9.com/5865263/whats-the-truth-behind-multiple-personality-disorder?tag=multiple-personality-disorder may not have had DID at all.]] Diagnoses of DID skyrocketed following the release of ''Sybil'' from maybe one or two diagnosed cases a year to several thousand. This suggests to many psychologists that it's less an actual disorder and more of a fad, since otherwise there'd be a better distribution of diagnoses in other countries, and it wouldn't follow movie trends like this. The actual diagnosis rate of DID is maybe <1 in 1000 to 1 in 10,000. It's exceptionally rare. It's normal to act differently around other groups of people (we're obviously going to act differently around friends, family, or employers) -- blacking out for extended periods of time and 'losing control', with no recollection of it, is not.

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Among psychologists and mental health professionals, Dissociative Identity Disorder is probably one of the most controversial disorders ever. In real life, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder]] (or DID) is a condition believed to be most common among survivors of severe and/or chronic trauma occuring before the age of 6-9. There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder#Controversy some controversy as to whether or not it even exists]], because virtually all cases seem to occur only in the U.S, the U.K, and Canada -- in other words, where movies that have protagonists with DID are popular (''Film/{{Sybil}}'', ''The Faces Of Eve'', etc). And where patients have excellent health insurance. In point of fact, [[http://io9.com/5917294/what-disease-did-sybil-the-worlds-most-famous-multiple+personality-patient-actually-have Sybil, the Trope Codifier herself,]] [[http://io9.com/5865263/whats-the-truth-behind-multiple-personality-disorder?tag=multiple-personality-disorder may not have had DID at all.]] Diagnoses of DID skyrocketed following the release of ''Sybil'' from maybe one or two diagnosed cases a year to several thousand. This suggests to many psychologists that it's less an actual disorder and more of a fad, since otherwise there'd be a better distribution of diagnoses in other countries, and it wouldn't follow movie trends like this. exists]]. The actual diagnosis rate of DID is maybe <1 in 1000 to 1 in 10,000. It's 10,000, making it exceptionally rare. It's normal to act differently around other groups of people (we're obviously going to act differently around friends, family, or employers) -- blacking out for extended periods of time and 'losing control', with no recollection of it, is not.rare.
22nd Mar '17 10:41:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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** In ''WebVideo/ElevenLittleRoosters'', it turns out that [[TheMole the Saboteur]] went insane at some point before the start of the series and developed an alternate persona encouraging them to betray the rest of the Rooster Corps. [[spoiler:It's Gavin the 3rd, and his evil (well, evil''er'') persona is his supposed VoiceWithAnInternetConnection, Operator Mikey.]]

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** In ''WebVideo/ElevenLittleRoosters'', it turns out that [[TheMole the Saboteur]] went insane at some point before the start of the series and developed an alternate persona encouraging them to betray the rest of the Rooster Corps. [[spoiler:It's Gavin the 3rd, and his evil (well, evil''er'') [[TheSociopath evil]]''[[TheSociopath er]]'') persona is his supposed VoiceWithAnInternetConnection, [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection support coordinator]], Operator Mikey.]]
9th Mar '17 8:08:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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See also DoubleConsciousness, IdentityAmnesia, JekyllAndHyde, NapoleanDelusion, SuperpoweredEvilSide, SplitPersonalityMerge, SplitPersonalityMakeover, SplitPersonalityTakeover, and TalkingToThemself. If the split personality is the antagonist, it's the EnemyWithin. {{Shapeshifting}} is sometimes involved. If the personalities are flipping back and forth, FlipPersonality often ensues.

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See also DoubleConsciousness, IdentityAmnesia, JekyllAndHyde, NapoleanDelusion, NapoleonDelusion, SuperpoweredEvilSide, SplitPersonalityMerge, SplitPersonalityMakeover, SplitPersonalityTakeover, and TalkingToThemself. If the split personality is the antagonist, it's the EnemyWithin. {{Shapeshifting}} is sometimes involved. If the personalities are flipping back and forth, FlipPersonality often ensues.
9th Mar '17 8:07:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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See also DoubleConsciousness, IdentityAmnesia, JekyllAndHyde, SuperpoweredEvilSide, SplitPersonalityMerge, SplitPersonalityMakeover, SplitPersonalityTakeover, and TalkingToThemself. If the split personality is the antagonist, it's the EnemyWithin. {{Shapeshifting}} is sometimes involved. If the personalities are flipping back and forth, FlipPersonality often ensues.

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See also DoubleConsciousness, IdentityAmnesia, JekyllAndHyde, NapoleanDelusion, SuperpoweredEvilSide, SplitPersonalityMerge, SplitPersonalityMakeover, SplitPersonalityTakeover, and TalkingToThemself. If the split personality is the antagonist, it's the EnemyWithin. {{Shapeshifting}} is sometimes involved. If the personalities are flipping back and forth, FlipPersonality often ensues.
7th Mar '17 5:19:30 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'', Ryan Haywood's "Mad King" persona from ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeres Let's Play Minecraft]]'' is treated as this, to the point where [[spoiler:he's afraid he actually killed Creator/GavinFree and Creator/MichaelJones in the first two episodes]]. In actuality, this was part of [[spoiler:Barbara Dunkelman's]] EvilPlan to frame Ryan as the murderer.

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* In ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'', Ryan Haywood's "Mad King" persona from ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeres ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' is treated as this, to the point where [[spoiler:he's afraid he actually killed Creator/GavinFree and Creator/MichaelJones in the first two episodes]]. In actuality, this was part of [[spoiler:Barbara Dunkelman's]] EvilPlan to frame Ryan as the murderer.murderer.
** In ''WebVideo/ElevenLittleRoosters'', it turns out that [[TheMole the Saboteur]] went insane at some point before the start of the series and developed an alternate persona encouraging them to betray the rest of the Rooster Corps. [[spoiler:It's Gavin the 3rd, and his evil (well, evil''er'') persona is his supposed VoiceWithAnInternetConnection, Operator Mikey.]]
26th Feb '17 8:03:21 AM Masterweaver
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* Cinder in ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'' eventually develops one when her internal conflict between EvilFeelsGood and GoodFeelsGood is unwittingly pressed by Ruby Rose. Interestingly, it is implied that while the two personalities are unaware of each other on a conscious level, they can communicate on a subconscious level; [[spoiler:it's all but stated that the good personality was actively sabotaging the bad one when she tried to destroy reality, leading to a number of VillainBall level mistakes and their eventual SplitPersonalityMerge]].
18th Feb '17 5:11:46 AM StFan
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* Motoko in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' has three split personalities named Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri - collectively known as [=HiFuMi=] (1, 2, 3) - that materialize whenever she's in danger. These split personalities come from her TrainingFromHell under three different adoptive fathers. Changes in hairstyle, muscle structure, and cup size come with it[[note]] Also, in the colored promotional panels, their [[KaleidoscopeEyes eyes]] and [[KaleidoscopeHair hair]] usually have different colors. (See "Color-Coded For Your Convenience" item in this manga's "[[Characters/{{Change 123}} Characters]]" sub-page!) [[/note]], along with martial arts styles -- each personality, other than Motoko, are martial arts masters in a single specific field.\\

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* Motoko in ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' ''Manga/Change123'' has three split personalities named Hibiki, Fujiko, and Mikiri - -- collectively known as [=HiFuMi=] (1, 2, 3) - -- that materialize whenever she's in danger. These split personalities come from her TrainingFromHell under three different adoptive fathers. Changes in hairstyle, muscle structure, and cup size come with it[[note]] Also, in the colored promotional panels, their [[KaleidoscopeEyes eyes]] and [[KaleidoscopeHair hair]] usually have different colors. (See "Color-Coded For Your Convenience" item in this manga's "[[Characters/{{Change 123}} "[[Characters/Change123 Characters]]" sub-page!) [[/note]], along with martial arts styles -- each personality, other than Motoko, are martial arts masters in a single specific field.\\



* In episode 12 of ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light agrees to place himself under surveillance due to the possibility of "another him killing people in his sleep".
** Played straight with Light as himself and as Kira are completely different people.

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* In episode 12 of ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light agrees to place himself under surveillance due to the possibility of "another him killing people in his sleep".
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sleep". Played straight with Light as himself and as Kira are completely different people.



* Nyu/Lucy in ''Manga/ElfenLied''. One has the mental capacities of a small child, the other's an insanely powerful killer out to take out a significant portion of humanity. [[spoiler:It turns out that [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Kaede]] is actually a fairly neutral identity, who's just been listening to a third OmnicidalManiac personality that wants to end all life.]]
** It seems that most, if not all of the diclonii have a "neutral" personality and their inner voice that tells them to exterminate humans. Especially apparent in Nana's case, where, when pushed, she will become just as violent as any of the others.

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* Nyu/Lucy in ''Manga/ElfenLied''. One has the mental capacities of a small child, the other's an insanely powerful killer out to take out a significant portion of humanity. [[spoiler:It turns out that [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Kaede]] is actually a fairly neutral identity, who's just been listening to a third OmnicidalManiac personality that wants to end all life.]]
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]] It seems that most, if not all of the diclonii have a "neutral" personality and their inner voice that tells them to exterminate humans. Especially apparent in Nana's case, where, when pushed, she will become just as violent as any of the others.



** At the end of the series, Il Palazzo shows another kind of split personality, becoming possessed by his own desire to conquer. This was a definite case of a SuperPoweredEvilSide, along with elements of demonic possession. [[Manga/ExcelSaga In the manga]], which had more time for these things, the split personality is more of a subversion, the only real differences being the fashion sense and preferred targets -- neither are evil or good, and both are slightly insane.
** It's still a bit unclear how Lord Il Palazzo's personalities work [[Manga/ExcelSaga in the manga]]. Sometimes it seems that it's only a case of varying amnesia, vaguely remembering and forgetting things from his past, which shape his motives. But one consistent difference has been that sometimes he is fond of Excel and tries to get her to remember something (maybe), while other times he wants her gone. It's also unclear which personality, his caring or uncaring one, is his true personality.

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** At the end of the series, Il Palazzo shows another kind of split personality, becoming possessed by his own desire to conquer. This was a definite case of a SuperPoweredEvilSide, along with elements of demonic possession. possession.
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[[Manga/ExcelSaga In the manga]], which had more time for these things, the split personality is more of a subversion, the only real differences being the fashion sense and preferred targets -- neither are evil or good, and both are slightly insane.
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insane. It's still a bit unclear how Lord Il Palazzo's personalities work [[Manga/ExcelSaga in the manga]]. Sometimes manga: sometimes it seems that it's only a case of varying amnesia, vaguely remembering and forgetting things from his past, which shape his motives. But one consistent difference has been that sometimes he is fond of Excel and tries to get her to remember something (maybe), while other times he wants her gone. It's also unclear which personality, his caring or uncaring one, is his true personality.



** In ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'', Allelujah Haptism has a rather psychotic other half that he calls Hallelujah.

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** In ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'', ''Anime/Gundam00'', Allelujah Haptism has a rather psychotic other half that he calls Hallelujah.



* Averted in ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': Tohko correctly identifies that what Shiki [[spoiler:used to have before her coma]] can't be dissociative identity disorder, given its complexity.
-->'''Shiki:''' "There's nothing funny about having a dual personality."\\
'''Tohko:''' "No, no. You know, you two don't have anything as pleasing to look at as dissociative identity disorder. Existing simultaneously, each having their own unique will, and on top of that your actions are coordinated. That sort of complex personality shouldn't be called a "dissociated identity," but rather a "united independent personality."

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* Averted in ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'':
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Tohko correctly identifies that what Shiki [[spoiler:used to have before her coma]] can't be dissociative identity disorder, given its complexity.
-->'''Shiki:''' "There's There's nothing funny about having a dual personality."\\
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'''Tohko:''' "No, No, no. You know, you two don't have anything as pleasing to look at as dissociative identity disorder. Existing simultaneously, each having their own unique will, and on top of that your actions are coordinated. That sort of complex personality shouldn't be called a "dissociated identity," but rather a "united independent personality."



* Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece'' may be developing this. When it was first introduced, "Sogeking" was an assumed name and PaperThinDisguise Usopp used (the reasons are complicated). Usopp acted rather differently while in his Sogeking disguise, even managing to score his first ''real'' BigDamnHeroes moment before reverting back to his old, cowardly self after circumstances changed and he was able to remove the mask. During a later fight (as Usopp), he is actually depicted mentally arguing with Sogeking. Later still:
--> '''Usopp:''' *Running away from Perona and Bearsy* "Somebody, save me! Save me!"
--> '''Sogeking:''' *Tackling and purifying a ''goddamn zombie bear''* "Save me, Sogeking!"

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece'' may be developing this. When it was first introduced, "Sogeking" was an assumed name and PaperThinDisguise Usopp used (the reasons are complicated). Usopp acted rather differently while in his Sogeking disguise, even managing to score his first ''real'' BigDamnHeroes moment before reverting back to his old, cowardly self after circumstances changed and he was able to remove the mask. During a later fight (as Usopp), he is actually depicted mentally arguing with Sogeking. Later still:
--> '''Usopp:''' *Running --->'''Usopp:''' ''[running away from Perona and Bearsy* "Somebody, Bearsy]'' Somebody, save me! Save me!"
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me!\\
'''Sogeking:''' *Tackling ''[tackling and purifying a ''goddamn zombie bear''* "Save bear'']'' Save me, Sogeking!"Sogeking!



* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' has a woman whose split personality (who is far more promiscuous and thrill-seeking) leaves messages for her on her answering machine; threating ones. [[NightmareFuel Frightening stuff.]]
** This is actually a moment where MPD is depicted accurately. There have been recorded cases of personalities threatening other personalities -- even going as far as causing bodily damage.

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' has a woman whose split personality (who is far more promiscuous and thrill-seeking) leaves messages for her on her answering machine; threating ones. [[NightmareFuel Frightening stuff.]]
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]] This is actually a moment where MPD is depicted accurately. There have been recorded cases of personalities threatening other personalities -- even going as far as causing bodily damage.



* In ''Anime/{{PrettySammy}}'', we have Misao Amano, a ShrinkingViolet schoolgirl who transforms (unknowingly and involuntarily) into Pixy Misa, the [[BlackMagicianGirl evil magical girl]]. However, this trope is subverted when it was revealed in episode 19 that [[spoiler:her alter ego was in fact just the repressed aspects of her personality]], so the audience was led to believe that the Pixy Misa persona was due to brainwashing when in fact [[spoiler:Misa and Misao are one and the same]].

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* In ''Anime/{{PrettySammy}}'', ''Anime/PrettySammy'', we have Misao Amano, a ShrinkingViolet schoolgirl who transforms (unknowingly and involuntarily) into Pixy Misa, the [[BlackMagicianGirl evil magical girl]]. However, this trope is subverted when it was is revealed in episode 19 that [[spoiler:her alter ego was in fact just the repressed aspects of her personality]], so the audience was led to believe that the Pixy Misa persona was due to brainwashing when in fact [[spoiler:Misa and Misao are one and the same]].



* ''VisualNovel/{{UtaNoPrincesama}}'' Maji Love 1000%:
** Natsuki is typically oblivious and, to an extent, airheaded. Despite his positive outlook on life, he gets discouraged quite easily. "Satsuki", his alter ego per say, comes out when Natsukiís glasses are removed. Satsuki is harsh and combative, rumored to have put 50,000 people in the hospital for angering him.
* Examples from the ''Franchise/{{YuGiOh}}'' franchise:

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* ''VisualNovel/{{UtaNoPrincesama}}'' ''VisualNovel/UtaNoPrincesama'' Maji Love 1000%:
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1000%: Natsuki is typically oblivious and, to an extent, airheaded. Despite his positive outlook on life, he gets discouraged quite easily. "Satsuki", his alter ego per say, comes out when Natsukiís glasses are removed. Satsuki is harsh and combative, rumored to have put 50,000 people in the hospital for angering him.
* Examples from the ''Franchise/{{YuGiOh}}'' ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise:



* There are two characters in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' who suffer from split personalities: Sera (due to possession) and [[AxCrazy Phantom Daughter]] AKA [[EmotionlessGirl Mirage]] AKA [[spoiler:[[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Yuri / The Doll]]]], [[BodySnatcher Feather]][[spoiler:is initially mistaken for one but was actually a different person or something]].

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* There are two characters in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' who suffer from split personalities: Sera (due to possession) and [[AxCrazy Phantom Daughter]] AKA [[EmotionlessGirl Mirage]] AKA a.k.a. [[spoiler:[[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Yuri / The Doll]]]], [[BodySnatcher Feather]][[spoiler:is initially mistaken for one but was actually a different person or something]].



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* Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, aka Aurora of the MarvelUniverse's ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'', had at least two separate personalities when first introduced: the demure and timid "Jeanne-Marie" and the forthright and fun-loving "Aurora". Flashbacks in an early issue of ''Alpha Flight'' revealed that the "Aurora" personality split off from "Jeanne-Marie" after she was severely beaten by the nuns who were raising her. Originally, only "Aurora" had superpowers (not surprisingly, since the nuns had beaten Jeanne-Marie for telling them she could fly -- [[CassandraTruth she could, but they assumed she was lying]]), and if too much stress caused her to revert to the "Jeanne-Marie" personality in a crisis, it could cause serious problems. In her more recent appearances, she's shown signs of having a third, unnamed, personality, whose main characteristic is being psychopathically violent.

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* Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, aka Aurora of the MarvelUniverse's Franchise/MarvelUniverse's ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'', had at least two separate personalities when first introduced: the demure and timid "Jeanne-Marie" and the forthright and fun-loving "Aurora". Flashbacks in an early issue of ''Alpha Flight'' revealed that the "Aurora" personality split off from "Jeanne-Marie" after she was severely beaten by the nuns who were raising her. Originally, only "Aurora" had superpowers (not surprisingly, since the nuns had beaten Jeanne-Marie for telling them she could fly -- [[CassandraTruth she could, but they assumed she was lying]]), and if too much stress caused her to revert to the "Jeanne-Marie" personality in a crisis, it could cause serious problems. In her more recent appearances, she's shown signs of having a third, unnamed, personality, whose main characteristic is being psychopathically violent.



** Dr. Bruce Banner is a different person when transformed into the Hulk. The comics take it to extremes, with different versions of the Hulk with different personalities: in addition to the traditional "Savage Hulk", there also developed a sneaky, amoral version called Joe Fixit (who was grey, like in the Hulk's first appearance). Eventually, the personalities were integrated into the "Merged Hulk", but this was {{retcon}}ned to be just another personality, the Professor (who had Banner's brainpower, Fixit's cunning, and most of Savage Hulk's strength).\\
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** Dr. Bruce Banner is a different person when transformed into the Hulk. The comics take it to extremes, with different versions of the Hulk with different personalities: in addition to the traditional "Savage Hulk", there also developed a sneaky, amoral version called Joe Fixit (who was grey, like in the Hulk's first appearance). Eventually, the personalities were integrated into the "Merged Hulk", but this was {{retcon}}ned to be just another personality, the Professor (who had Banner's brainpower, Fixit's cunning, and most of Savage Hulk's strength).\\
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* It is eventually revealed in the Blog/ReadingRainbowverse that Octavia's sister is actually her split personality.

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* It is eventually revealed in the Blog/ReadingRainbowverse ''Blog/ReadingRainbowverse'' that Octavia's sister is actually her split personality.personality.
* Sombra from ''Blog/AskKingSombra'': One is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, the other (called "Uber" or "Buttface" by Sombra) cares nothing about anyone.
%%* ''Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles'': Wishing Star was recently reveled to have this in the form of Dark Star.



* Butters in the South Park fic ''TheMysterionMythos''. He regularly switches forms between his regular self, who is pretty much the same old Butters, Professor Chaos, who is the darker side of Butters, and Marjorine, an outgoing, flirtatious female ego.

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* Butters in the South Park fic ''TheMysterionMythos''.''Fanfic/TheMysterionMythos''. He regularly switches forms between his regular self, who is pretty much the same old Butters, Professor Chaos, who is the darker side of Butters, and Marjorine, an outgoing, flirtatious female ego.



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* ''Film/FightClub'' [[spoiler:made this its most ingenious [[TomatoInTheMirror twist]].]]

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* %%* ''Film/FightClub'' [[spoiler:made this its most ingenious [[TomatoInTheMirror twist]].]]



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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} seemed to have developed a split personality. The helpful and somewhat dorky guy in a suit: Corporate Kane and the vicious fire wielding Demon Kane. Corporate Kane seemed to have no idea about Demon Kane.

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} seemed seems to have developed a split personality. The helpful and somewhat dorky guy in a suit: Corporate Kane and the vicious fire wielding fire-wielding Demon Kane. Corporate Kane seemed seems to have no idea about Demon Kane.



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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has lots of these. It's become a {{running gag}}.
** Then the GM came down with a bad case of this.
** Some of the players mess with this by having other characters try to take over their posts.
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has lots of these. It's become a {{running gag}}.
** Then the GM came down with a bad case of this.
** Some of the players mess with this by having other characters try to take over their posts.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', the player-controlled character actually has seven distinct personalities, with their own looks, special abilities, everything. There's even a personality that's albino, one that's paraplegic, and one that's a woman.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', ''VideoGame/Killer7'', the player-controlled character actually has seven distinct personalities, with their own looks, special abilities, everything. There's even a personality that's albino, one that's paraplegic, and one that's a woman.



* [[MonsterClown Perpentach]], the mad king of the Belseraphs in VideoGame/{{Civilization}}: FallFromHeaven, is this trope to a ridiculous degree. Due to his lineage, he has an incredible affinity for Mind Magic -- so much so that he [[PowerIncontinence can't even control it properly.]] Any ordinary person who got close to him had their minds stolen from them, turning them into his slaves and adding their personality to his own. Hundreds of minds all locked within his own quite understandably made him snap, ''hard.'' The calamity ended only when his master Kylorin solved the problem by locking Perpentach's mind away and imprisoning Perpentach within a derelict building in a remote swamp... Which did the trick, until a wandering circus troupe got too close, hence [[CircusOfFear explaining the theme of Perpentach's current form as well as his nation as a whole.]]

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* [[MonsterClown Perpentach]], the mad king of the Belseraphs in VideoGame/{{Civilization}}: FallFromHeaven, ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}: VideoGame/FallFromHeaven'', is this trope to a ridiculous degree. Due to his lineage, he has an incredible affinity for Mind Magic -- so much so that he [[PowerIncontinence can't even control it properly.]] Any ordinary person who got close to him had their minds stolen from them, turning them into his slaves and adding their personality to his own. Hundreds of minds all locked within his own quite understandably made him snap, ''hard.'' The calamity ended only when his master Kylorin solved the problem by locking Perpentach's mind away and imprisoning Perpentach within a derelict building in a remote swamp... Which did the trick, until a wandering circus troupe got too close, hence [[CircusOfFear explaining the theme of Perpentach's current form as well as his nation as a whole.]]



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* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', there are multiple personas holed up inside Haru's brain that have conflicting interests and personalities, most notably the "Impulsive Haru"
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** The Director of Project Freelancer needed multiple {{AI}} for his program but only had enough resources to create one, [[spoiler: made from his own brain patterns,]] the Alpha. To get around this, he subjected Alpha to enough MindRape to cause its psyche to fragment. The fragments were then harvested and [[LiteralSplitPersonality retooled into independent AI]], and as you can imagine more than a few ended up unstable. Worse, the main antagonist of the ''Reconstruction'' series has about eight of those fragments inside his head at the same time, and his/their goal is to collect the rest and [[SplitPersonalityMerge reunite with the Alpha]].
** In season 13, Doc, after spending several months trapped in another dimension and then lost in the caves of Chorus, eventually developed a split personality of his own- and it's exactly identical to Omega/O'Malley, the AI that once controlled him during the Blood Gulch Chronicles.
* In ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'', there is the superficially happy but very needy Alfred Alfer, who is secretly traumatised by his abusive childhood and uses a fantasy world to avoid thinking about his abuse, and there is vengeful, megalomaniacal Dictator Alfred, who wants to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and is cruel to Alfred.
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* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', there are multiple personas holed up inside Haru's brain that have conflicting interests and personalities, most notably the "Impulsive Haru"
* Sombra from ''Blog/AskKingSombra'': One is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, the other (called "Uber" or "Buttface" by Sombra) cares nothing about anyone.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The Director of Project Freelancer needed multiple {{AI}} for his program but only had enough resources to create one, [[spoiler: made from his own brain patterns,]] the Alpha. To get around this, he subjected Alpha to enough MindRape to cause its psyche to fragment. The fragments were then harvested and [[LiteralSplitPersonality retooled into independent AI]], and as you can imagine more than a few ended up unstable. Worse, the main antagonist of the ''Reconstruction'' series has about eight of those fragments inside his head at the same time, and his/their goal is to collect the rest and [[SplitPersonalityMerge reunite with the Alpha]].
** In season 13, Doc, after spending several months trapped in another dimension and then lost in the caves of Chorus, eventually developed a split personality of his own- and it's exactly identical to Omega/O'Malley, the AI that once controlled him during the Blood Gulch Chronicles.

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* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', there are multiple personas holed up inside Haru's brain that have conflicting interests and personalities, most notably ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has lots of these. It's become a {{running gag}}.
** Then
the "Impulsive Haru"
* Sombra from ''Blog/AskKingSombra'': One is
GM came down with a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, the other (called "Uber" or "Buttface" by Sombra) cares nothing about anyone.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The Director
bad case of Project Freelancer needed multiple {{AI}} for his program but only had enough resources to create one, [[spoiler: made from his own brain patterns,]] the Alpha. To get around this, he subjected Alpha to enough MindRape to cause its psyche to fragment. The fragments were then harvested and [[LiteralSplitPersonality retooled into independent AI]], and as you can imagine more than a few ended up unstable. Worse, the main antagonist this.
** Some
of the ''Reconstruction'' series has about eight of those fragments inside his head at the same time, and his/their goal is to collect the rest and [[SplitPersonalityMerge reunite players mess with the Alpha]].
** In season 13, Doc, after spending several months trapped in another dimension and then lost in the caves of Chorus, eventually developed a split personality of his own- and it's exactly identical
this by having other characters try to Omega/O'Malley, the AI that once controlled him during the Blood Gulch Chronicles.take over their posts.



* Merry, in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', has four personalities: Chaddy, her more innocent child self; Chad, her cynical, distrustful, early adolescent self; Merry, the most normal one and the dominant personality; and Mai, an evil AI she defeated that took up residence in and merged partially with her mind. Eventually these four were separated into pairs when Merry got accidentally cloned; Chad and Chaddy now live in Petra's head, while Merry and Mai now live in Paige's. And to those of you wondering why two of those personalities have male names . . . it's the WhateleyUniverse. [[GenderBender Figure it out.]] Fey, meanwhile, doesn't so much have a SplitPersonality as she ''actually has'' another person in her head, specifically Aunghadhail, an ancient Sidhe queen who died millenia ago but is now BackFromTheDead, sort of.

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* Merry, in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', has four personalities: Chaddy, her more innocent child self; Chad, her cynical, distrustful, early adolescent self; Merry, the most normal one and the dominant personality; and Mai, an evil AI she defeated that took up residence in and merged partially with her mind. Eventually these four were separated into pairs when Merry got accidentally cloned; Chad and Chaddy now live in Petra's head, while Merry and Mai now live in Paige's. And to those of you wondering why two of those personalities have male names . . . it's the WhateleyUniverse. [[GenderBender Figure it out.]] Fey, meanwhile, doesn't so much have a SplitPersonality as she ''actually has'' another person in her head, specifically Aunghadhail, an ancient Sidhe queen who died millenia ago but is now BackFromTheDead, sort of.



* [[Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles Wishing Star]] was recently reveled to have this in the form of Dark Star.
* Kaleigh Jones from v1 of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' had two, in the form of child-like "Carly" and nymphomaniac "Freya". Bizarrely, Kaleigh seemed capable of deciding which of her personalities was in control and when.
* In ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'', there is the superficially happy but very needy Alfred Alfer, who is secretly traumatised by his abusive childhood and uses a fantasy world to avoid thinking about his abuse, and there is vengeful, megalomaniacal Dictator Alfred, who wants to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and is cruel to Alfred.

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* [[Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles Wishing Star]] was recently reveled to have this in the form of Dark Star.
* Kaleigh Jones from v1 of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' had two, in the form of child-like "Carly" and nymphomaniac "Freya". Bizarrely, Kaleigh seemed capable of deciding which of her personalities was in control and when.
* In ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'', there is the superficially happy but very needy Alfred Alfer, who is secretly traumatised by his abusive childhood and uses a fantasy world to avoid thinking about his abuse, and there is vengeful, megalomaniacal Dictator Alfred, who wants to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and is cruel to Alfred.
when.



* From Venturiantale's videos, we get Johnny Ghost and Jimmy Casket. Johnny is a (mostly) sane paranormal investigator, and Jimmy is an insane mass murderer, whose weapon of choice is a [[KnifeNut knife]].

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* From Venturiantale's LetsPlay/VenturianTale's videos, we get Johnny Ghost and Jimmy Casket. Johnny is a (mostly) sane paranormal investigator, and Jimmy is an insane mass murderer, whose weapon of choice is a [[KnifeNut knife]].



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--->'''"Father"''': We're ''actors'', remember? You cancelled our show because you whined you weren't getting enough attention!
--->'''Baby Doll''': But I knows now I made a boo-boo! (''as Dahl'') It was hard for me out there. I studied and trained and auditioned, but no one wanted me. Over the years I remembered how happy I was with all you around me, and the folks at home watching me each week... Me. (''as Baby'') Baby Doll. Hee hee! Now I'm Baby for good, and everyone will love me again!
** And then there was the Ventriloquist and Scarface, the latter of which was a separate personality of the former, embodied in a ventriloquist dummy with a machine gun. Both personalities are present at the same time, it's just that the Ventriloquist can't acknowledge that he's the one working Mr. Scarface and giving him voice rather than the puppet being his own person. This is clearly seen where Scarface sleeps in a lavish bedroom, and the Ventriloquist sleeps in a closet. [[DemonicDummy It's occasionally hinted that Scarface has a will of his own]], but that's just silly.
*** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' takes this even further: Scarface's ventriloquist is "Reformed" by being given a new puppet meant to be a "Good" alternate personality.[[spoiler: And it works, too: the new puppet even gives Batman the hint that Scarface is on the loose again.]]

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--->'''"Father"''': --->'''"Father":''' We're ''actors'', remember? You cancelled our show because you whined you weren't getting enough attention!
--->'''Baby Doll''':
attention!\\
'''Baby Doll:'''
But I knows now I made a boo-boo! (''as Dahl'') ''[as Dahl]'' It was hard for me out there. I studied and trained and auditioned, but no one no-one wanted me. Over the years I remembered how happy I was with all you around me, and the folks at home watching me each week... Me. (''as Baby'') ''[as Baby]'' Baby Doll. Hee hee! Now I'm Baby for good, and everyone will love me again!
** And then there was the Ventriloquist and Scarface, the latter of which was is a separate personality of the former, embodied in a ventriloquist dummy with a machine gun. Both personalities are present at the same time, it's just that the Ventriloquist can't acknowledge that he's the one working Mr. Scarface and giving him voice rather than the puppet being his own person. This is clearly seen where Scarface sleeps in a lavish bedroom, and the Ventriloquist sleeps in a closet. [[DemonicDummy It's occasionally hinted that Scarface has a will of his own]], but that's just silly.
*** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' takes this even further: Scarface's ventriloquist is "Reformed" by being given a new puppet meant to be a "Good" alternate personality.[[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it works, too: the new puppet even gives Batman the hint that Scarface is on the loose again.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', The Great Cornholio makes his appearance whenever Beavis has too much sugar and/or caffeine, and when he comes back to himself (usually in some awkward situation), he doesn't remember Cornholio's actions.
* Dr. Splitz/Splitzy in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''. Apart from his MeaningfulName, he's also notable in being TheSmartGuy. Sort of. Dr. Splitz is incredibly intelligent, while Splitzy is an impulsive moron. However, they both seem to share incredible knowledge of electronics and machinery, and Splitzy's irrationality sometimes comes in handy when Dr. Splitz is hesitant.
** They also actually go back and forth between acting like one person with two personalities and interacting with one another.
-->'''Dr. Splitz''': Uh, don't you have anything to add, Splitzy?
-->'''Splitzy''': I ain't talkin' to you!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', The Great Cornholio makes his appearance whenever Beavis has too much sugar and/or caffeine, and when he comes back to himself (usually in some awkward situation), he doesn't remember Cornholio's actions.
* Dr. Splitz/Splitzy in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''. Apart from his MeaningfulName, he's also notable in being TheSmartGuy. Sort of. Dr. Splitz is incredibly intelligent, while Splitzy is an impulsive moron. However, they both seem to share incredible knowledge of electronics and machinery, and Splitzy's irrationality sometimes comes in handy when Dr. Splitz is hesitant.
**
hesitant. They also actually go back and forth between acting like one person with two personalities and interacting with one another.
-->'''Dr. Splitz''': Splitz:''' Uh, don't you have anything to add, Splitzy?
-->'''Splitzy''':
Splitzy?\\
'''Splitzy:'''
I ain't talkin' to you!



---> '''Mr Mackey:''' Mr Garrison, are you alright?
---> '''Mr Hat:''' Mr. Garrison isn't here right now...
---> '''Mr Mackey:''' Mkay, Mr Garrison, you're just having a hard time dealing with the memories of your father's sexual abuse, so you've switched personalities to Mr Hat.
---> '''Mr Hat:''' Ooh, good one Sherlock, you figured out all that by yourself?

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---> '''Mr --->'''Mr Mackey:''' Mr Garrison, are you alright?
--->
alright?\\
'''Mr Hat:''' Mr. Garrison isn't here right now...
--->
now...\\
'''Mr Mackey:''' Mkay, Mr Garrison, you're just having a hard time dealing with the memories of your father's sexual abuse, so you've switched personalities to Mr Hat.
--->
Hat.\\
'''Mr Hat:''' Ooh, good one Sherlock, you figured out all that by yourself?



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'''s cast features Mike, who is labeled "The Multiple Personality Disorder", who has four alternate personalities [[spoiler:(with a hidden fifth one in ''All Stars'')]] that even have their own names:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'''s cast features Mike, who is labeled "The Multiple Personality Disorder", who has four alternate personalities [[spoiler:(with a hidden fifth one in ''All Stars'')]] that even have their own names:names. [[spoiler:As of the ''All Stars'' finale, Mike cured himself, erasing Mal from existence and gaining the abilities of the others.]]



** [[spoiler: TheDreaded TokenEvilTeammate (Mal AKA The Malevolent One)]]
*** [[spoiler:As of the ''All Stars'' finale, Mike cured himself, erasing Mal from existence and gaining the abilities of the others.]]
* Blitzwing of ''TransformersAnimated'', with a face to go with each personality. Blitzwing's weaponry and vehicle modes seem to be tied into his personality (in the only interpersonality conflict he's had so far, his angry and calm faces argued over which vehicle form to scan). The calm face uses some sort of ice missile and a jet form, while the angry face uses a flamethrower and tank form and the crazy face seems to be able to use both - but is not as skilled with either. Prowl actually caught on to this during a battle, and used Bumblebee to annoy Blitzwing so much that he switched from calm/jet to angry/tank -- and promptly fell out of the sky.
** WordOfGod gives the personalities the names of Icy, Hothead, and Random respectively.
** Blitzwing's personalities technically aren't different people; they're just immediate shifts between certain states. As seen in the falling tank incident, he'll often swap depending on his mood/the situation -- you'll never see Icy get angry or Hothead act happy. Though there is the infrequent time that the three states interact with each other as if they were separate people. They once even debated over a vehicle mode choice:
--->'''Icy:''' I will choose this fighter jet.\\

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** [[spoiler: TheDreaded TokenEvilTeammate (Mal AKA a.k.a. The Malevolent One)]]
*** [[spoiler:As of the ''All Stars'' finale, Mike cured himself, erasing Mal from existence and gaining the abilities of the others.]]
* Blitzwing of ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', with a face to go with each personality. Blitzwing's weaponry and vehicle modes seem to be tied into his personality (in the only interpersonality conflict he's had so far, his angry and calm faces argued over which vehicle form to scan). The calm face uses some sort of ice missile and a jet form, while the angry face uses a flamethrower and tank form and the crazy face seems to be able to use both - but is not as skilled with either. Prowl actually caught on to this during a battle, and used Bumblebee to annoy Blitzwing so much that he switched from calm/jet to angry/tank -- and promptly fell out of the sky.
**
sky.\\\
WordOfGod gives the personalities the names of Icy, Hothead, and Random respectively.
**
respectively. Blitzwing's personalities technically aren't different people; they're just immediate shifts between certain states. As seen in the falling tank incident, he'll often swap depending on his mood/the situation -- you'll never see Icy get angry or Hothead act happy. Though there is the infrequent time that the three states interact with each other as if they were separate people. They once even debated over a vehicle mode choice:
--->'''Icy:''' -->'''Icy:''' I will choose this fighter jet.\\



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* There have been several autobiographies written by people with DID; for instance, ''The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality'' by Joan Frances Casey and ''When Rabbit Howls'' by the Troops for Truddi Chase. Truddi Chase has also appeared on ''TheOprahWinfreyShow''.

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* There have been several autobiographies written by people with DID; for instance, ''The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality'' by Joan Frances Casey and ''When Rabbit Howls'' by the Troops for Truddi Chase. Truddi Chase has also appeared on ''TheOprahWinfreyShow''.''Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow''.



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* In ''Manga/Classi9'', Franz Liszt's personality changes completely when he touches the piano. Chopin says he looks "possessed", and it turns out Demon!Liszt is a separate person, or at least sees himself as such. Regular!Liszt usually doesn't remember his performances and is extremely sorry for the damage his alter-ego has caused even if he has no idea what happened, whereas Demon!Liszt is aware of Regular!Liszt and his past actions.
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* ''Film/{{Split}}'' concerns a man with 23 different personalities, three of which are conspiring to summon a 24th.
This list shows the last 10 events of 331. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SplitPersonality