|Applies to||systems, system functions|
|Coiner||Peter Parker of the Turtles All The Way Down Collective sidesystem and Sir Beau Mazukiewicz Esq. of the Ex Animo Ex Nihilo Collective sidesystem, both within The Halcyonic Storms of Anemoia astropoly polyplex|
Immodicus is a descriptor for systems that, for whatever reason, tend to have quite large fronts as their normal, and may or may not be able to function regularly with large fronts. Fronts may range from tens to even hundreds of headmates depending on whether an alter is a fragment or not, and, if they are, how fragmented they are.
Immodicus systems may be such due to a coping mechanism, such as having a chaotic home life that needed several different roles in front in order to get through their everyday life, or they could be this way since they became a system. Other systems may become Immodicus due to other systems around them; they could have gotten used to having large fronts simply because others around them had large fronts, or because they thought that they needed to have a large number of headmates within front in order to be accepted.
Immodicus systems are, like all systems, absolutely valid, even if it is unusual that they may have large fronts. Some systems may have adapted to being Immodicus, such as having large fronting rooms, a way for headmates to take breaks, or any other number of things. Not all Immodicus headmates even need to be actively fronting at once; Immodicus headmates may go into "inactive front", wherein they are still considered to be fronting in the body, but they may not be moving, talking, or interacting with the meatspace, however, you couldn't necessarily call them co-conscious for whatever reason.
The word "Immodicus" comes from the Latin word "Immodicus", meaning "excessive, beyond measure · immoderate, unrestrained, extravagant". Although not all systems will have excessive or immoderate front numbers, the coiners in question often do, and also thought that the word was very lovely, and thus the term was born to describe systems with large fronts.