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* The Borg of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe. A drone's individuality is merely suppressed, rather than being destroyed or absent. This is most explicitly demonstrated in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode, "Unimatrix Zero". Drones such as Hugh and Seven of Nine, who are separated from the Collective, are capable of [[RogueDrone regaining individuality]] with varying degrees of success.

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* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'': The Borg of titular aliens.
* Subverted in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': The United Citizen Federation, believing that
the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe. A drone's individuality is merely suppressed, rather than being destroyed or absent. This is most explicitly demonstrated entire race were mindless insects, send thousands of troops to invade their home world. [[spoiler: The invasion cost the Mobile infantry 100,000 lives in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode, "Unimatrix Zero". Drones such as Hugh and Seven of Nine, who are separated from the Collective, are capable of [[RogueDrone regaining individuality]] with varying degrees of success.
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* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'': The titular aliens.
* Subverted in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': The United Citizen Federation, believing that the entire race were mindless insects, send thousands of troops to invade their home world. [[spoiler: The invasion cost the Mobile infantry 100,000 lives in the first ''hour'' because a super-intelligent Brain Bug had coordinated a defensive strategy.]]

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* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'': The titular aliens.
* Subverted in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': The United Citizen Federation, believing
Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'', to the point that the entire race were mindless insects, send thousands of troops to invade they will stop moving and die when their home world. [[spoiler: The invasion cost queen is killed.
* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'',
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* The Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'', to the point that they will stop moving and die when their queen is killed.
* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', the bulk of the Vord race consists of animalistic drones that become much more dangerous and coordinated when under a Queen's psychic control.

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* The Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'', to the point that they will stop moving and die when their queen is killed.
* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', the bulk
Borg of the Vord race consists of animalistic drones that become much more dangerous ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe. A drone's individuality is merely suppressed, rather than being destroyed or absent. This is most explicitly demonstrated in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode, "Unimatrix Zero". Drones such as Hugh and coordinated when under a Queen's psychic control.
Seven of Nine, who are separated from the Collective, are capable of [[RogueDrone regaining individuality]] with varying degrees of success.



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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the bulk of the Tyranid forces consists of drones under the HiveMind's control and with animal-level intelligence at best. Averted by the more specialized forms, which receive a greater degree of independence in order to control sections of the swarm or operate behind enemy lines.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the bulk of the Tyranid forces consists of drones under the HiveMind's control and with animal-level intelligence at best. Averted by the more specialized forms, which receive a greater degree of independence in order to control sections of the swarm or operate behind enemy lines.




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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Hellwasps are fiendish insects native to {{Hell}}, which are normally mindless but form an intelligent shared mind when they gather in a large swarm. The individual hellwasps remain utterly mindless, and are the equivalent of limbs, sensory organs or vocal cords for the swarm's consciousness.



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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis']] control.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis']] control. The only exception to this are the Free Minds, changelings created by Chrysalis with more free will for the purpose of being better spies and infiltrators, as her regular Hive Drones have very little in the way of the imagination and ability for independent action needed to efficiently infiltrate societies.


* With some action games, the mooks you kill/fight end up looking the same and acting the same. They work in groups and have (sometimes) one distinct leader. Assassin's Creed does this with the Templar Captains, and the Advanced Wars series has a similar way if you capture the enemy HQ.


* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', most members of the Zerg, with the exception of Kerrigan, the [[HiveQueen Overmind]], and the cerebrates, fit this description. There is even an actual unit type called a drone whose only purposes are to harvest resources and morph into structures that let you make other types of Zerg.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', most members of the Zerg, with the exception of Kerrigan, the [[HiveQueen Overmind]], and the cerebrates, fit this description. There is even an actual unit type called a drone whose only purposes are to harvest resources and morph into structures that let you make other types of Zerg.


* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis�]] control.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis�]] Chrysalis']] control.



* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] have access to a group of servants referred to as "Hive-Souled" who are essentially a single mind/soul born in multiple bodies (generally twins or triplets, although modern science has allowed them to greatly increase the potential numbers). Each individual body of a Hive-Soul is essentially just a single component of their collective mind, having no individual personality, and shares experiences and memories instantly with other bodies. It�s difficult for any of them to act in a non-synchronized manner unless they are skilled at multi-tasking. For the purpose of magic, they also count as a single target; any spell cast on one of them affects all of them equally. This extends to any kind of physical alteration (including, unfortunately for them, injuries).
* The Blood Brothers bloodline in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they�re created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.

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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] have access to a group of servants referred to as "Hive-Souled" who are essentially a single mind/soul born in multiple bodies (generally twins or triplets, although modern science has allowed them to greatly increase the potential numbers). Each individual body of a Hive-Soul is essentially just a single component of their collective mind, having no individual personality, and shares experiences and memories instantly with other bodies. It�s It's difficult for any of them to act in a non-synchronized manner unless they are skilled at multi-tasking. For the purpose of magic, they also count as a single target; any spell cast on one of them affects all of them equally. This extends to any kind of physical alteration (including, unfortunately for them, injuries).
* The Blood Brothers bloodline in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they�re they're created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.


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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis’]] control.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis’]] control. Chrysalis�]] control.



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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] have access to a group of servants referred to as "Hive-Souled" who are essentially a single mind/soul born in multiple bodies (generally twins or triplets, although modern science has allowed them to greatly increase the potential numbers). Each individual body of a Hive-Soul is essentially just a single component of their collective mind, having no individual personality, and shares experiences and memories instantly with other bodies. It’s difficult for any of them to act in a non-synchronized manner unless they are skilled at multi-tasking. For the purpose of magic, they also count as a single target; any spell cast on one of them affects all of them equally. This extends to any kind of physical alteration (including, unfortunately for them, injuries).
* The Blood Brothers bloodline in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they’re created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.

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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] have access to a group of servants referred to as "Hive-Souled" who are essentially a single mind/soul born in multiple bodies (generally twins or triplets, although modern science has allowed them to greatly increase the potential numbers). Each individual body of a Hive-Soul is essentially just a single component of their collective mind, having no individual personality, and shares experiences and memories instantly with other bodies. It’s It�s difficult for any of them to act in a non-synchronized manner unless they are skilled at multi-tasking. For the purpose of magic, they also count as a single target; any spell cast on one of them affects all of them equally. This extends to any kind of physical alteration (including, unfortunately for them, injuries).
* The Blood Brothers bloodline in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they’re they�re created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.



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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', most members of the Zerg, with the exception of Kerrigan, the [[HiveQueen Overmind]], and the cerebrates, fit this description. There is even an actual unit type called a drone whose only purposes are to harvest resources and morph into structures that let you make other types of Zerg.
* ''Franchise/HalfLife'' has several notable examples:

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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', most members of the Zerg, with the exception of Kerrigan, the [[HiveQueen Overmind]], and the cerebrates, fit this description. There is even an actual unit type called a drone whose only purposes are to harvest resources and morph into structures that let you make other types of Zerg.
* ''Franchise/HalfLife'' ''Videogame/HalfLife'' has several notable examples:

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* ''Manga/MetroidManga'': The Space Pirates are revealed to be near-mindless without the presence of a [[HiveQueen strong commander]], with potential candidates including Ridley, Mother Brain, [[spoiler:Gray Voice, and Samus herself]].


** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-408 SCP-408]], the Illusory Butterflies, consists of a kaleidoscope of zebra butterflies with [[MasterOfIllusion very advanced illusory abilities]], acting in perfect unison to create extremely convincing illusions or simply vanish. The HiveMind itself is fully sapient, but the individual butterflies under its control do not appear to be significantly more intelligent than regular ones..

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-408 SCP-408]], the Illusory Butterflies, consists of a kaleidoscope of zebra butterflies with [[MasterOfIllusion very advanced illusory abilities]], acting in perfect unison to create extremely convincing illusions or simply vanish. The HiveMind itself is fully sapient, but the individual butterflies under its control do not appear to be significantly more intelligent than regular ones..ones.


** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HiveMind SCP-1888]], the [[HostileTerraforming Terraforming Temple]], which causes plants and animals exposed to black liquid it creates to mutate and develop a group intelligence that they use to efficiently eliminate non-mutated organisms.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-408 SCP-408]], the Illusory Butterflies, consists of a kaleidoscope of zebra butterflies with [[MasterOfIllusion very advanced illusory abilities]], acting in perfect unison to create extremely convincing illusions or simply vanish. The HiveMind itself is fully sapient.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-408 SCP-408]], the Illusory Butterflies, consists of a kaleidoscope of zebra butterflies with [[MasterOfIllusion very advanced illusory abilities]], acting in perfect unison to create extremely convincing illusions or simply vanish. The HiveMind itself is fully sapient.sapient, but the individual butterflies under its control do not appear to be significantly more intelligent than regular ones..



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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the [[AncientConspiracy Seers of the Throne]] have access to a group of servants referred to as "Hive-Souled" who are essentially a single mind/soul born in multiple bodies (generally twins or triplets, although modern science has allowed them to greatly increase the potential numbers). Each individual body of a Hive-Soul is essentially just a single component of their collective mind, having no individual personality, and shares experiences and memories instantly with other bodies. It’s difficult for any of them to act in a non-synchronized manner unless they are skilled at multi-tasking. For the purpose of magic, they also count as a single target; any spell cast on one of them affects all of them equally. This extends to any kind of physical alteration (including, unfortunately for them, injuries).
* The Blood Brothers bloodline in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', created by vampire sorcerers to serve as shock troops, consists of groups of vampires that can share their senses and abilities and communicate telepathically. The process by which they’re created also destroys their creativity, individuality and personality.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', there are the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=t%3ASliver&v=scan&s=cname Slivers]], a type of {{Hive Mind}}ed creatures where the vast majority of individuals were drones under the control of the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Sliver+Queen&v=scan&s=cname Sliver Queen]] until she was killed, at which point they became drones of the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Sliver+Overlord&v=card&s=cname Sliver Overlord]], until ''that'' was killed, at which point control of the swarm shifted to the newly-conscious [[http://magiccards.info/fut/en/158.html hive mind itself]], except for one deviant hive controlled by the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Sliver+Hivelord&v=card&s=cname Hivelord]].


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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', the [[InsectoidAliens Rachni]] in the backstory [[spoiler:and in the present day for that matter]] shared a psychic HiveMind controlled by their queens, with drones not having much in the way of thoughts or personalities.

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* A number of hive-minded [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCPs]] seem to operate through Hive Drones.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-408 SCP-408]], the Illusory Butterflies, consists of a kaleidoscope of zebra butterflies with [[MasterOfIllusion very advanced illusory abilities]], acting in perfect unison to create extremely convincing illusions or simply vanish. The HiveMind itself is fully sapient.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HiveMind SCP-1888]], the [[HostileTerraforming Terraforming Temple]], which causes plants and animals exposed to black liquid it creates to mutate and develop a group intelligence that they use to efficiently eliminate non-mutated organisms.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', this is the nature of most of the Changeling race, with the vast majority of the swarm being puppets under [[HiveQueen Chrysalis’]] control.
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonOverthrown'', there are the Porygon sentinels seen in various chapters.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the Crimborg drones fit this trope in the same way as their Borg inspirations, with the original personalities of the assimilated drones remaining, but being very much under the Collective's control.

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