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Playing With: Assimilation Plot
Basic Trope: A villain decides to unify mankind through mass fusion of minds, ultimately eliminating division and isolation.
  • Straight: Big Bad Ecarion in Mechanical Messiah Aluabath decides to merge every mind on Earth into a single cluster.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every mind, including animals and even some plants.
    • Or every mind in the universe.
  • Downplayed: Ecarion plans only on merging Troperia into Hive Mind. This is step one in his plan for revenge for his wife's death.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Everyone on Vespia decides to differentiate themselves by the typical division that puts themselves at risk of discrimination.
  • Subverted:
    • Ecarion merges every mind on Earth into a giant red sphere... but actually the red sphere is a virtual reality machine where the intelligent beings live as usual.
    • Ecarion's threats of assimilation were misinterpreted; he merely meant "you will become citizens of my glorious empire, and your culture will be supplanted by my own," not "your minds will be merged as one."
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...However, an entity/a glitch in the virtual reality merges the separate minds into one.
    • ...But the unification under The Empire ends up making every mind to connect to each other and one superior Hive Mind through The Virus.
    • The last step of Ecarion's conquest, however, turns out to be slowly assimilating all minds into one loyal Hive Mind anyways.
  • Parodied: Ecarion wants to merge everyone into one Tang-y being simply because "it sounds pretty deep."
  • Zig Zagged: Ecarion's plan works, and everyone on Earth becomes much more accustomed to a lack of differences, but can't stop assuming since their minds are connected to themselves and a single hive mind, but issues between thinking are easily resolved.
  • Averted: Ecarion decides to rule everyone as their god instead, and shapes the Earth in his name in another way.
  • Enforced: The author was running out of ideas for the Big Bad's ultimate plan.
  • Lampshaded: The villain is reading a copy of Childhood's End in quite a few scenes.
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The villain rejects an Assimilation Plot dreamed up by one of his henchmen, because "it would get boring too fast."
  • Discussed: "There are times when we almost always have to merge every mind into a single core thinking area."
  • Conversed: "Did that guy really have to do that, I mean merging everyone into Lipton and stuff?"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:

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