True, so calling the trope Tulpa is a bad idea, but can we find some definition (or at least a few broad types) for thought-forms as they appear in fiction? I mean look at all the different types of zombies or vampires, but we still have definitions and pages for them.
For example, there's a few examples between the wiki pages and Tulpa
(see: X Files
, So Weird
, Batman's Tulpa
story, and possibly The Glunk Who Got Thunk
) which could be summed up as: A single someone intentionally created an imaginary friend with the intention or hope of it becoming real in order to do things the creator couldn't.
Another set (Supernatural
, the wiki Coleman and Clark example, Stephen King's It
) could possibly be summed up as: The power of belief brings an independent entity
into being (in other words, this is when a being is created via Clap Your Hands If You Believe
- the It
example is listed there). If thought-forms are defined as not Always Chaotic Evil
, then other examples of this might include the gods created in the Hogfather's absence in Discworld/Hogfather.
edited 30th Oct '12 5:00:47 PM by StarValkyrie