I picture a intelligence thats related to a hive mind (likely to be confused with one). It seeks to improve its Intelligence & knowledge by hunting suitable minds & "eating" them. Among other things - Not only its cannibalistic dining. The eaten minds gets merged & become components of accumulating knowledge & intelligence. Perhaps its a Artificial intelligence that is the unifying structure for containing & merging the captive minds.(Or a dead opera Glitterati with a ambitious life support system.) But the merged result is the manifested will, not its specific components. Each component before the merger wouldn't think its was the entity -Perhaps not even the "original" AI component. Should it be possible to rescue a eaten mind, it still wouldn't think its was the entity -since a water drop isn't the ocean. "Number 6: I am not a number, I am a free man." Inspirations are of course from various films & anime that portray hive minds (or similar). Key inspirations (with vague spoilers) were the mentioned Glitterati life support system or a large burlap sack of bugs.
—[img]http://boxall.no-ip.org/img/tc_userbar.jpg[/img] [img]http://boxall.no-ip.org/img/exh_userbar.jpg[/img] [img]http://boxall.no-ip.org/img/argo_userbar.jpg[/img] [i]"To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."[/i] Plutarch