Gender: N/A -- Its voice is a mixed chorus of both men and women
Quote: “YoU arE bRokeN, LeT me FiX yoU.”
Background: Have you ever heard of the 'Egocentric Predicament'? It states that we cannot view the world outside of our own perceptions. All worldly knowledge takes the form of mental representations that our mind examines in different ways. Direct contact with reality cannot be made outside of our own minds; therefore, we cannot be sure reality even exists. This means that we are each limited to our own perceptual world and views.
Mnemonic came into existence the moment the cataclysm ended the world as we knew it. Whether it was a human once, or just another example of reality bending, we'll never know. Mnemonic is an accumulation of all the people that died that day, their memories and voices stored within Mnemonic. In just a split second, Mnemonic experienced more emotions than any other person would ever feel during their lifetime. And out of that, a vision came. This world was rotten, broken, and needed to be fixed.
Personality: Mnemonic is confused, to say the least. Hundreds of voices scream and shout inside its head, and it can’t tell which memory is its own, which one belongs to one of the voices. Mnemonic is unstable, it can at one point attack you indiscriminately, the next ask you for assistance.
Mnemonic isn’t the toughest though, and relies heavily on subterfuge and manipulation. It will present itself as something innocent, to lure the victim into a false sense of security, only to slowly erode their mind until they can’t even remember who they once were.
Vision: Individuality is highly overrated, wouldn't the world be a far better place if everybody was the same? No more pain, no more suffering We'd all be true equals, all sharing the same thoughts and experiences. We could all start anew, become white slates to write a whole new personality on. A perfect personality, with perfect memories. No more pain, no more suffering. We'd stem out the good ones as well, because there's always a counter weight. Where there's good, there's bad. No more pain, no more suffering. We would all feel the same, we'd all be the same. One unified organism. No more pain, no more suffering. No more voices.
Mnemonic has the ability to alter memories, to completely replace them or even remove them. This can be done as subtly or aggressive as needed, depending on the situation. How would you react, if you distinctly remember dying, that one warm summer day, when you forgot to look to your right and got intercepted by a car? Or what if you remember being tortured for days or weeks on end by some psychopath, slowly carving away at your skin? Mnemonic can nearly instantly instill heavy trauma into its victim, though there is a limit. Mnemonic has to do this inside the victims own mind, leading him or her through a dreamlike state where the events occur. The victim is still possible to regain control, forcing Mnemonic out or worse, turning it against it. Of course, the chances of this happening is slim, and the victim has to have exceptional willpower to see something is amiss.
Mnemonic’s ability don’t stop at just altering the mind of its victim, but the very fabric of reality itself. Or at least, what we believe to be reality. Science could never proof that what we perceive is reality, and not an interpretation of our perception. The ‘Egocentric Predicament’ as it’s called, states that the world does not exist outside of our perception. So what if someone can alter this? Change a city block’s point in the timeline for instance. Mnemonic carries an array of memories with it, these memories are from all kinds of time periods. It could bring someone’s memory of the 50’s back to life, immersing the world around it to that state.
Relation: Everybody. Perhaps your mother is crying out within the mass of personalities? Or your brother? A lost lover? Maybe just a close friend. And if not, Mnemonic can just look into your memories and fish out what it needs to mimic a person like you would remember them.
Appearance: You ever seen Spiderman? Or read the comics? Of course you have. Then you know of Venom, right? That creepy symbiotic goo from outer space? Now take that, minus the need for a host, and you got Mnemonic.
That’s right, Mnemonic is just black sludge. It does take on a sort of human appearance, but it’s generally just black goo. It does however give it one amazing ability, which is the ability to mold itself to different shapes, or people in its case. It will take on the appearance of the controlling personality, allowing it to infiltrate and otherwise lure its victim in a false sense of security.
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