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The Overmind (サイコマスター Saikomasutā?, lit. "Psycho Master") is a group made up of three powerful Voxai. They are fought as a boss battle on Voxai Colony Alpha in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

Description

The Overmind is the controlling intelligence of the Voxai race, the authority that sends telepathic messages to the citizenry and instructs them on what to do each day. The members of the group appear to have merged their minds together, functioning as a single entity (as they are repeatedly seen to finish each others' sentences). Unlike the other tribe leaders in the Twilight Cage, the Overmind is genuinely loyal to Imperator Ix, willingly allying Sector Charybdis with the Nocturnus.

The Overmind's combined psychic powers are sufficient to take direct mental control of individual Voxai (or even Nocturnus), should they see fit. When Sonic and his friends confronted the Overmind in Colony Alpha, the powerful Voxai attempted to control their minds in order to "free them the burden of choice". Protected by the psychic barrier of a Voxai-treated "Great Emerald", Sonic resisted. Overconfident, the Overmind freed Sonic's friends for the duration of the battle, but this ultimately lead to their destruction; Leucosia, Ligaia, and Riadne were defeated.

What remained of the Overmind's power was harnessed by Thebes, who became the new Overmind.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Overmind (Archie)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Overmind is the Voxai trio who governs the Voxai inside the Twilight Cage.

Etymology

The three members of the Overmind (Leucosia, Ligaia and Riadne) are named after some of the sirens of Greek mythology. Like the Overmind, the sirens could also take control of people, although they did it with their enchanting songs rather than through telepathy.

Another named siren in some sources is Thelxiepeia, who is presumably the namesake of another Voxai, Thelxe.

Trivia

  • When first confronting the Overmind, Sonic is not affected by the Overmind's power. If the player has Cream the Rabbit, Big the Cat, or Omega on their team they will not be affected either. Any other party member will be affected, uttering a brainwashed line, which is actually the characters speaking their minds. Shade speaks her mind whether she is in the party or not. However, Knuckles does not speak what is on his mind and Rouge will say she cannot resist the Overmind.
    • Shade feels some regret about betraying Ix.
    • Tails feels uneasy and does not want to fight.
    • Amy will say that Sonic never pays attention to her (this is her line whether the player has been nice to her or not).
    • Shadow will say that he is tired of listening to Sonic.

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