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I don't think Jessica, the alter-ego of Niki Sanders from the TV series Heroes has been mentioned.

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" -- Dumbledore

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I don't think Jessica, the alter-ego of Niki Sanders from the TV series Heroes has been mentioned.


But she was more of just a split personality... I wouldn't know if she would qualify per se...



My thoughts for today... The sprites from Homestuck could essentially be considered tulpa-ish... They're prototyped with things and they become sprites that help you with things. But not without a little sass thrown in. They're fully their own people (depending on who or what they were prototyped with...)

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As a preface, I'd like to say it's a shitty show I've watched with pleasure twice.


Mirai Nikki. The main character has tulpas in the first episode, a God of time and a weird little spirit creature. At several points in the show, he and other characters enter a sort of Wonderland to speak with those two. Barring the fact that the tulpas end up being real, they pretty much fit the bill perfectly.

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I've been wondering the difference between a tulpa, and a spirit possessing someones body. Two examples are Bates from the video game Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within, and Lia de Beaumont from the anime Le Chevalier D'Eon.


If anyone knows of these two, I'd like second opinions. :>

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I think it should be a point to read the posts of the thread before posting because I see so may repeats of fosters home and supernatural its pretty bad

Amelia- Oct. 7, 2012

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Haha, I thought this would be a fun thread to post. What stories, movies, games or shows have you seen that have something that could be close to being considered a tulpa?


Here's a few I found:


(Film)Pokemon Movie 3: The Entei Molly created could be considered a Tulpa


(Film)Tron Legacy: CLU is essentially a digital tulpa created by Flynn (Fool of a man, this is why we don't create tulpa's based on ourselves!!!).


(Most obvious reference ever made)His Dark Materials Trilogy: Daemons (Fin).


(Anime)Bleach: Zanpaktou's.


(Game) Persona: Persona's (Derp) and quite possibly Igor.


So how 'bout it, any other stories out there that bring a tulpa to mind?

“Of course it is happening inside your head... but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” -Albus Dumbledore


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Merged this post with similar thread.

"If this can be avoided, it should. If it can't, then it would be better if it could be. If it happened and you're thinking back to it, try and think back further. Try not to avoid it with your mind. If any of this is possible, it may be helpful. If not, it won't be."


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There's Mike from the Total Drama series but that's more a case of alters than anything. Also, that one anime where a girl was getting bullied until a new personality surfaced, named Nana, who kicked all the bullies arses but ended up getting her host in trouble xD

Will list tulpas when I get things sorted out in my head.

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"The Host"

This sort of works backwards, but when the aliens that come to earth through these capsules and make refuge in humans, the human becomes a tulpa inside their own body. There are SO much similarities. ex: Possession, talking through mindvoice, and you can also say "switching" because the person wasn't originally the tulpa of their body.


"Adventure Time"

The manifestation of fear that he has of the ocean is very similar to a tulpa. He hallucinates it to come out of his belly-button, it talks to him as if he has his own perspective, and he has the ability to control the emotions of fear while Fin is in a fearful predicament (i.e. the ocean).


I can't think of any more at the moment. XD I was going to put down "Inception," but that is moreover possible tulpas that appear within dreams. Although...

Inception indicates that reality itself might just be a dream, so that sort of stretches the borderline of dreams from "the real world."


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