A phenomenon when a collection of similar, but unrelated, behavior by unconnected individuals creates a seemingly concerted effort.
The internet group 'Anonymous' is considered by some to be a Stand ALone COmplex
by Jacob Archer June 09, 2009
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Phenomenon where in behavior by unconnected individuals creates a seemingly concentrated effort. This behavior is copied from a previous source without an original.

In short Stand alone complex is multiple copies of a behavior, object, view, ect, existing without an original.
The laughing Man is a living example of Stand Alone Complex.

Not only did hundreds copy his works without knowing who or what he was of there own volition all claiming to be the original.

But he himself was copying a plan found floating the net without any apparent source.
by Blarny September 03, 2012
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A situation in which the observers can assume the conclusion that multiple subjects are acting as a system for a common goal (a complex); but truly, all subjects had zero involvement with each other and it was merely coincidence that they seemed to have a common goal (stand alone).
Police are looking for suspects for 2 murders and a robbery. at the seen of the murders and the robbery a picture with Justin Beiber with a gunshot to the head is found. The police take this as being the signiture of the suspect/s method of operation. At the end of the cases a suspect was found for each case but all of them had no connection to each other and the Justin Beiber picture was dropped by one suspect, another was already at the scene before it had happend, and the other was dropped after the suspect left. The police had just witnessed a stand-alone complex
by Crack_Attack August 15, 2012
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A Stand Alone Complex is usualy obesrved after a major incident such as a murder. People decide to follow the behaviour of a person, be it fictional or real. It also discribes teamwork in which all the involved members share a common goal and infomation, but work alone to achive it in their own way. Based off the Ghost In the Shell series of the same name.
Anonymous share infomation via image boards and other mediums. They have a single goal yet each member works of their own accord. There is no hirarchy and so are a real example of a Stand Alone Complex
by Lithran July 22, 2008
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