Main Many Spirits Inside Of One Discussion

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Wyld
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05:13:08 AM Nov 12th 2014
So, what is it when you have a benevolent spirit just kind of... hanging around, hitching a ride with you. you can communicate but its not going anywhere anytime soon. This probably belongs in YNTTW but... *shrugs*
MarqFJA
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03:38:55 AM May 2nd 2011
Does every case of two or more Split Personalities count as this trope?
Kelnius
09:26:54 PM Nov 12th 2012
No, this is a very particular case. I am not the author of the page, but this is how I understand it: See, the split personalities is usually more talking about a Grand Theft Me type scenario. I am talking about the concept of that the spirit or alter/personality is taking over, and the host (possessee) is taking a back seat to the action. [Taking one out of control, and putting another in control] In the Many Spirits Inside of One concept, the spirits are often able to interact and fight one another, or at least are very aware that the other personalities exist. [More like putting more cats in the sack] Also, this states that the "Many Spirits" are usually evil and working against the host.

So, in order for a split-personality idea to work in this style, the personalities would: 1) have to be malevolent, & 2) have to be aware of/interactive with the other personas.

Most Split Personalities are more conducive to a Mind Hive Trope.
MarqFJA
04:01:34 AM Nov 14th 2012
So Many Spirits Inside of One's personalities/minds/souls/spirits are malevolent or at least opposed to each other, and struggle for dominance over their shared body, while those in a Mind Hive are in relative accord, prefering to diplomatically negotiate with each other whenever there's potential conflict, and generally make their decisions through consensus?
DoktorvonEurotrash
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01:05:59 AM Apr 21st 2011
Taking out the Discworld example: it's Split Personality, not this.
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