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Discussion in 'Research' started by popgibril, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. popgibril

    popgibril Acolyte

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    Has a general term been coined to describe a fantasy being that inhabits two separate bodies (which are not physically attached) but is, in fact, one single being?
     
  2. psychotick

    psychotick Auror

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    Hi,

    Not as far as I know. You'll probably have to make something up. But if you're doing steampunk or more modern you could probably try dopleganger - assuming the two bodies look the same.

    Alternatively assuming its older epic fantasy and you want a historical feel not to mention some sort of divine background, you could go for some of the twin gods - Castor and Pollux spring to mind.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  3. I don't think so, but you could use something like Gemini.
     
  4. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    Duality... all though that is more often/sometimes associated with psychiatric problems...
     
  5. Shreddies

    Shreddies Troubadour

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    I have never heard of such a term before, and the closest thing I could find was Dividual, Twindividual, and Syndividual on TvTropes

    I do remember a character with that trait in Pratchett's 'Hat Full of Sky', but I can't recall if he had a term for it or not.
     
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