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|Other forms||Amalgamation (n.)|
|Applies to||sourced headmates|
An amalgam is a type of headmate that has a source but has a different relationship with it than an introject. Instead of directly coming from the source, the majority of amalgams already existed, before picking up traits of a source and taking it up as part of their identity.
Amalgams may begin their lives as introjects, before gaining an additional source and becoming one alongside being an introject.
Amalgamation[edit | edit source]
Amalgamation is the process of becoming an amalgam. It may be sudden or gradual, and may or may not be a choice (if so, the amalgam may also identify as intentive).
Amalgamation may also be the result of fusion, depending on how the fused identifies.
Related Terms[edit | edit source]
- Composite may be considered synonymous, or an alternative label.
- Semi-Fictive, Semi-Factive
- If the amalgam didn't start out as a sourced headmate, they may be considered a pre-fictive or pre-factive
- Amalgamation may happen due to or alongside canonbonding