Created By: bud0011 on July 10, 2013 Last Edited By: Arivne on December 23, 2013
Nuked

Our Split Personalities Are Different.

Personalities, split.

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Trope
How split personalities work vary from fiction to fiction. Each one of them looks at it in a different way, with several key aspects to show:

  1. Are all identities the same?
  2. * do they use the same name? or are they different in the same way?
  3. * for example, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Doctor and The Cyber-Planner
  4. Do they share the same body?
  5. * Is the body changed in any way?
  6. Do they split control of the body? or is it in full control by whoever is dominant?
  7. Do they share memories of the original personality?
  8. Do they share experiences, while the other is in power?
  9. Are they aware of each other?


  • With Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, they shared the same body, but it was changed in the switch. Neither side was aware of what the other was doing.
    • With the Nutty Professor, Sherman becomes more aware of Buddy, while Buddy becomes a distant voice in the back of his mind.
  • In the Doctor Who Episode Nightmare in Silver, the control of the body was split between the Doctor and the Cyberplanner; they each had an arm, and the head was in control of the dominant personality. They are fully conscience at the same time, and have full access to the memories of the doctor and what he is thinking about; except the remaining .238% that was up to battle.

Needs a lot of work. :)
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • December 16, 2013
    bud0011
    Since no one is opposed to it, that means it is ready to go. Right?
  • December 16, 2013
    zarpaulus
    Heck no. More likely everyone ignored it or thought it wasn't tropeworthy what with the all the Split Personality Tropes we already have
  • December 16, 2013
    StarSword
    Problem #1: Bad snowclone title is bad.

    Problem #2: As noted by zarp above me, we already have an entire index of Split Personality Tropes, with Split Personality as the supertrope.
  • December 16, 2013
    ShanghaiSlave
    in bud's defense, Our Tropes Are Different is for tropes that are depicted differently depending on the work.

    in everyone else's defense, this one seems unnecessary given said index do not cover ailments and others.

    we don't have Our Poisons Are Different for a good reason.
  • December 17, 2013
    bud0011
    Ah, thank you for pointing that out. I will have a look at them.

    And thanks for the defence.
  • December 18, 2013
    DAN004
    Try looking @ Split Personality Tropes, some of them might fit the points of your description above.
  • December 18, 2013
    KarjamP
    Not to mention there's an actual trope called Split Personality.

    If this trope stands, even if this isn't considered a bad snowclone, Our Tropes Are Different and the snowclones that were already launched are only keeping their current names under a Grandfather Clause.

    If they were made today, they would be decrided as violating No New Stockphrases (which applies to dialog-based titles as well).

    In other words, the current trope title's violating No New Stockphrases.
  • December 18, 2013
    ShanghaiSlave
    ^ seriously? o_O they kinda work well for their purpose.

    where's the official announcement on that?
  • December 18, 2013
    DAN004
    In Everythings Worse With Snowclones, "Our X Are Different" is listed as an exception to the rule.
  • December 19, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Needs a better laconic. The current one does nothing to further explain the idea behind the trope.
  • December 19, 2013
    KarjamP
    Our X Are Different is an exception to the snowclone rule?

    I don't know. That seems to directly contradict No New Stockphrases, which would forbid such names.

    In other words, the policies seem to apparently be clashing with each other, as while Everythings Worse With Snowclones state Our X Are Different's okay within that rule, in contrast, said snowclone would actually clash with No New Stockphrases, as the rule says, "[The trope title's not allowed if] It uses a personal pronoun like "I", "me", "we", "us", "my", or "our" as if someone were referring to themselves."
  • December 19, 2013
    StarSword
    All of which is beside the point because this is already abundantly covered.
  • December 19, 2013
    KarjamP
    What do you mean, StarSword?
  • December 19, 2013
    StarSword
    ^See posts #2 and #3, up the page.
  • December 20, 2013
    KarjamP
    Now I understand what you're talking about.
  • December 23, 2013
    StarSword
    I'm gonna toss.
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