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Is it possible that Individual Eleven ideology is based on Stand Alone Complex?

By the way to be everything clear could you describe me what Stand Alone Complex is?

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The Stand Alone Complex is a philosophical construct; A copy of something that does not exist, or to make it clear, a copy that does exist but the thing it copies ( The Original ) does not exist. I prefer to imagine it like Calculus, which was invented by Newton and Liebnitz at the same time without either man knowing of the others work - as if they both copied it from an original work that was viewed by both of them , but in reality didn't really exist.

The Individual Eleven on the other hand, is a movement of political revolution based on a non-existent essay by a political writer; He had notes for it, but eventually decided not to write the essay. Although a fake document exists that purports to be that essay, it only exists in a digital format that hides it's purpose - to carry a virus that manipulates the reader into becoming part of an anarchist plot to cause violence at protests, which later is further utilized by a small government cadre to foment trouble among refugees to create the justification for martial law and military action.

So, summing up ( Why do I sound like Batou here? ), it's fair to say that like the Stand Alone Complex, the Individual Eleven "Manifesto" is a copy of a nonexistent item, but it is in itself quite different as it's not what it purports to be, where the Complex is straightforward in intent.

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    Coming from outside the franchise I still have no idea what these terms are in relation to the franchise. Ate they generic terms or do they relate to something from the show? – AncientSwordRage Feb 27 '16 at 7:01
  • I suppose the concepts do exist in the real world, but the show uses them specifically. So you can say they are "in-universe". Well, you could say that anyone talking about "The Report From Iron Mountain" in real life is similar to the Individual Eleven for exactly the same reason though :) – Covertwalrus Aug 13 '16 at 21:28
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The Stand Alone Complex:

An accidental collectivism made up of detached individuals, resembling a highly organized conspiracy and lacking a deliberate origin.” From: Urban Dictionary

  • I guess that's a little clearer on that one. – Covertwalrus Mar 23 '17 at 21:16

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