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"I am a shadow... The true self..."
― Shadow Selves (Persona 4)

The power to become the embodiment of the Id. Variation of Jungian Archetype Mimicry. Opposite to Superego Embodiment.

Also Called

  • Id Mimicry/Physiology
  • Subconscious/Shadow Archetype/Aspect Embodiment/Mimicry/Physiology
  • The Id
  • The Shoulder Devil

Capabilities

Users are or can either embody or transform into an Id (also known as the Shadow Archetype/Aspect); is the Freudian representation of uncoordinated instinctual trends in human behavior known as the subconscious of one's mind. In other words, the unfiltered wants and desires within the mind. In Sigmund Freud's theory, the Id and the Superego (the part of the mind that places foreign factors like other people into consideration) inserts suggestions to the Ego (one's own sense of identity). While the superego demands what the person would consider the "right thing" to do, the Id demands what the person wants to do despite the consequences. Because of this, people consider the Id's influence to be a bad influence and is often associated with evil.

The Shadow is a negative aspect that the individual must get along with. In addition to that, the more it gets repressed and ignored, the more powerful it becomes. Shadows can be considered horrific, inspiring fear in the person who's been facing it.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • While the user holds some influence on others, they cannot outright control them.
  • May be outdone by users of Superego Embodiment.

Known Users

Television

  • Demons (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell)

Cartoons

  • Kronk's Shoulder Devil (The Emperor's New Groove)
  • Eddy (Ed, Edd n' Eddy)
  • Id (Duck Dodgers)
  • Id (The Venture Bros.)
  • Nightmare (Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • Deadpool (Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • The Flea (¡Mucha Lucha!)
  • Langdon Cobb (Futurama)

Comics

  • Hansel (Fabels)
  • The Void (Marvel Comics)

Manga/Anime

  • The Little Ogre (Soul Eater)
  • Ido (Naruto)

Video Games

  • Id (Xenogears)
  • Kyurem (Pokémon)
  • Shadow Selves (Persona Series)

Other

  • Inner Jocks (Channel Awesome)
  • Sindy Carmack (Loki IRL)

Known Objects

  • The Mask (The Mask)

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