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18th Apr '16 12:17:20 PM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester starts hallucinating projections of the other Lambs which offer him tactical advice and companionship, including Evette, [[ImaginaryFriend who was never actually a person.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester starts hallucinating copies of the other Lambs which offer him tactical advice and companionship, including Evette, [[ImaginaryFriend who was never actually a person.]]
18th Apr '16 12:16:32 PM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester starts hallucinating copies of the other Lambs which offer him tactical advice and companionship, including Evette, [[ImaginaryFriend who was never actually a person.]]
25th Mar '16 2:35:04 PM WillKeaton
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** Naruto and his shadow clones talk to one another as if they actually have the same personality but different identities. It's never clearly explained exactly what a shadow clone is, other than the solid version of a clone technique [[note]]Supposedly, they are chakra constructs meant to imitate their creator in a way shadows imitate our movement.[[/note]].

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** Naruto and his shadow clones talk to one another as if they actually have the same personality but different identities. It's never clearly explained exactly what a shadow clone is, other than the solid version of a clone technique technique.[[note]]Supposedly, they are chakra constructs meant to imitate their creator in a way shadows imitate our movement.[[/note]].[[/note]]
7th Mar '16 3:03:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* The protagonist of "Unwell" by Music/MatchboxTwenty is in denial over his mental illness. One of the things he does is talk to himself in public.
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* The difference between Will White [[SplitPersonality and]] Bill Black, Black talks to himself, loudly.[[/folder]]

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* The difference between Will White [[SplitPersonality and]] Bill Black, Black talks to himself, loudly.loudly.
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' this turns out to be the case with [[spoiler:Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice]], who are all personas of [[spoiler:Yasu]], and whose discussions symbolize the conflicts that exist [[spoiler: in Yasu's heart]]. This is done so seamlessly that you most likely won't notice it until much later in the story, and when you reread the series with this trope in mind every conversation between them changes completely.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' this ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
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turns out to be the case with [[spoiler:Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice]], who are all personas of [[spoiler:Yasu]], and whose discussions symbolize the conflicts that exist [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in Yasu's heart]]. This is done so seamlessly that you most likely won't notice it until much later in the story, and when you [[RewatchBonus reread the series series]] with this trope in mind every conversation between them changes completely.
10th Feb '16 3:45:06 PM Thunderchin
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* Half the dialogue of ''Film/DieHard'' is [=McClane=] talking to himself - though some of that is him ThinkingOutLoud, and he's alone throughout most of the action.
7th Feb '16 1:54:41 PM johnnye
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It seems that in fiction [[SplitPersonality split personalities]] can talk to each other, manifesting as HearingVoices. Never mind that only one of them is "awake" at one time, the other(s) being separated until they think they need to come "forward". Never mind that they are completely different people, with different opinions, experiences, and beliefs caused by each only seeing one part of the picture.
A character with split personality also seems to be split between good and evil, like an EvilTwin, even though split personalities are often many "people" -- such as the protector, snob, scared one, bitter one, etc.

Not to be confused with TalkingToHimself or ThinkingOutLoud. Compare HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation, where one person is ''pretending'' to be two different people (at the same time, in conversation) in order to maintain some charade. This is a specific form of ShiftingVoiceOfMadness, where the "voices" are in conversation with each other.

Very important: ''do not'' confuse ThinkingOutLoud with this. ThinkingOutLoud is not a symptom of mental illness in most cases (and is actually a ''recommended coping mechanism'' for ADD/ADHD, some learning disabilities, those recovering from a stimulant drug addiction, or similar persons with attention or concentration deficit issues), and is instead a way of maintaining focus or processing information on a task.

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It seems that in fiction [[SplitPersonality split personalities]] can talk to each other, manifesting as HearingVoices. Never mind that only one of them is "awake" at one time, Sometimes the other(s) being separated until they think they need to come "forward". Never mind that they are completely different people, with different opinions, experiences, and beliefs caused by each only seeing one part of the picture.
A character with split personality also seems to be split between good and evil, like an EvilTwin, even though split
various personalities are often many "people" -- such as will talk to each other inside the protector, snob, scared one, bitter one, etc.

character's head, sometimes one of them (by implication the "real" or "dominant" one) will talk out loud, and sometimes they'll ''all'' talk out loud, being distinguished by cinematography, facial expression or vocal differences. Needless to say, this isn't an accurate depiction of multiple personality disorder -- see SplitPersonality for a more in-depth explanation.

Even entirely sane (or ''[[CloudCuckoolander mostly]]'' sane) people can be prone to this trope, if the other voices represent simple conflicting desires like "brain versus heart", "[[IdSuperegoAndEgo id versus superego]]", or GoodAngelBadAngel.

Not to be confused with TalkingToHimself or ThinkingOutLoud.TalkingToHimself, which is about characters sharing a voice actor. Compare HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation, where one person is ''pretending'' to be two different people (at the same time, in conversation) in order to maintain some charade. This is a specific form of ShiftingVoiceOfMadness, where the "voices" are in conversation with each other.

Very important: ''do not'' confuse ThinkingOutLoud with this. ThinkingOutLoud Thinking Out Loud is not a symptom of mental illness in most cases (and cases[[note]](and is actually a ''recommended coping mechanism'' for ADD/ADHD, some learning disabilities, those recovering from a stimulant drug addiction, or similar persons with attention or concentration deficit issues), and is instead a way of maintaining focus or processing information on a task.
issues).[[/note]]



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} does that in a way that BreaksTheFourthWall: he has entire discussions with his own thought boxes. Of which he has two distinct sets: the first set was originally the standard yellow narration boxes often seen in comics, except that he interacts with them. Some time in the 2000's, a second set appeared, white boxes written in Courier, as though it was being written on a typewriter. Thus far, the two voices haven't developed seperate personalities, and bear a suspicious resemblence to Crow and Tom Servo. This being Deadpool, he is aware that the reader can see them.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} does that in a way that BreaksTheFourthWall: he has entire discussions with his own thought boxes. Of which he has two distinct sets: the first set was originally the standard yellow narration boxes often seen in comics, except that he interacts with them. Some time in the 2000's, a second set appeared, white boxes written in Courier, as though it was being written on a typewriter. Thus far, the two voices haven't developed seperate separate personalities, and bear a suspicious resemblence resemblance to Crow and Tom Servo. This being Deadpool, he is aware that the reader can see them.



* Since their rebirth as a child ''Seldemonstrating/{{Loki}}'' has this. [[spoiler:In ''Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery'' Kid!Loki's pet magpie, and evil advisor, Ikol existed only in his head and was the remnant of his old self's consciousness. In ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' and later ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' their BodySnatcher old self has the Kid around, who acts as conscience.]]

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* Since their rebirth as a child ''Seldemonstrating/{{Loki}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}}'' has this. [[spoiler:In ''Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery'' Kid!Loki's pet magpie, and evil advisor, Ikol existed only in his head and was the remnant of his old self's consciousness. In ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' and later ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' their BodySnatcher old self has the Kid around, who acts as conscience.]]
7th Jan '16 6:57:15 PM Sharlee
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7th Jan '16 6:56:17 PM Sharlee
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkFall: Lost Souls'', [[spoiler: it's a case of ''Texting'' To Themself, as it turns out that "Echo" is the Inspector's own nagging conscience.]]
10th Dec '15 7:45:55 PM nombretomado
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* Triplicate Girl/Triad from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' does this very often when her three bodies are separate, the three of them talking amongst themselves and even arguing at times. This is especially true for her Post-''{{Zero|Hour}} [[CrisisCrossover Hour]]'' reboot version.(While her powers are common for the inhabitants of her planet, this sort of behavior is not; they consider it a form of insanity, although her grandmother insisted it was natural.)

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* Triplicate Girl/Triad from the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' does this very often when her three bodies are separate, the three of them talking amongst themselves and even arguing at times. This is especially true for her Post-''{{Zero|Hour}} Post-''ComicBook/{{Zero|Hour}} [[CrisisCrossover Hour]]'' reboot version.(While her powers are common for the inhabitants of her planet, this sort of behavior is not; they consider it a form of insanity, although her grandmother insisted it was natural.)
27th Sep '15 10:26:05 AM Lyendith
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* [[SplitPersonality SplitPersonalities]] Shirou and Shiho from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' can't talk in their minds. What they can do, however, is for each of them to take control of separate body parts, and talk to each other from the parts they control. The fact that there are voices coming out from places without mouths is never addressed.

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* [[SplitPersonality SplitPersonalities]] Shirou and Shiho from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' can't can talk in inside their minds. What mind, but they can do, however, is for each of them to also take control of separate body parts, and talk to each other from the parts they control. The fact that there are voices coming out from places without mouths is never addressed.
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