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15th Jul '17 11:29:39 AM ZimFan89
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* Issue 21 of the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' comic is built around this trope as an accident involving [[ItMakesSenseInContext GIR, pudding, and a mind-swap machine]] causes Zim to switch bodies with Gaz, and Dib with GIR. TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is, for the most part, in full effect -- Gaz gains Zim's drive to TakeOverTheWorld while Zim becomes apathetic and game-obsessed, and Dib is ultimately rendered insane by the information in GIR's robot brain. GIR himself, meanwhile, doesn't change, and in fact doesn't even seem aware of what's happened.
19th Apr '17 8:25:32 AM SwampAdder
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* One ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]]'' comic book had Magica swap bodies with Scrooge in order to steal his number one dime. Of course Scrooge is then able to access Magica's own hoard of magic tricks and use them against her.
11th Apr '17 11:26:09 AM kazokuhouou
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* A variant occurs in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': Samantha and Dave accidentally drank DNA samples the dodos had left out instead of their drinks, and ended up turning into each other. The night before their wedding, no less.
16th Mar '17 4:56:45 PM morenohijazo
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* In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', "Chop and Change", a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.
15th Jan '17 12:26:40 AM bweb
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* Recently happened in AllNewWolverine for it's first Annual, when Laura swaps bodies with SpiderGwen. The two go on an adventure to fix it, leading to the hilariously painful moment when Gwen-in-Laura's-body tried to make use of the claws, only to stab herself in the head and pass out from the pain.
25th Nov '16 4:51:36 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** In a hilarious case of DidntThinkThisThrough, Doom once switched body with Daredevil and threw him in a prison cell, but didn't tell his men about this plan beforehand. As a result, Daredevil is released from prison by Doom's men, and declares war on all of Latveria's neighbours, forcing Doom to switch his body back in order to avoid an international incident.
21st Oct '16 6:50:34 AM rafi
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!!!Dc
* Happened a lot to Franchise/{{Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.
** In his case, a lot of these instances deviate from the norm of this trope in that the switch is deliberate on the part of the other involved party.
** The {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} had an issue where this happened with all the core members getting mixed up with each other. The big spoiler [[spoiler: was when it turned out that Superman didn't end up in Batman's body but in Kobra's and Kobra pretended to be Superman trapped in Batman's body.]]
** There was an interesting case in the ''Superman'' tie-ins to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. During their titanic tussle on Earth-2, Superman and Kal-L end up reliving each other's lives, but start altering it. For Superman, revealing his identity to the Senate would end up leading to a future where Earth-2 was totally unprepared for [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Anti-Monitor]], leading to him being crushed like a bug. For Kal-L, calling out Batman's bluff during the ''ComicBook/ManOfSteel'' mini-series and snapping Doomsday's neck and just ''not dying'' leads to a world where a superhuman war destroys the planet. They both think that the other world is the one that can't exist.
** In ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures, one comic, "Jimmy Olsen vs. Darkseid" has the IntrepidReporter and Superman trapped in each others' bodies as the result of Jimmy fouling up a villain's body-swapping scheme.
* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).

!!!Marvel
* In the run up to ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'' 700, Doctor Octopus inflicts this on Spidey - with the added problems that Ock's body is a) in prison and b) on its last legs after years of punishment, only barely kept alive by life support. How does Peter get out of it? [[spoiler: Well, he kind of... doesn't. He manages to get himself out of prison, but eventually dies inside Doc Ock's body, but not before making Ock make a HeelFaceTurn, and after Peter dies, Ock vows to be a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was. A ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, if you will.]]
** [[spoiler: It was later revealed that Peter's mind was still in his own body while Ock was in control of it, combining this trope with GrandTheftMe. Ultimately, after Green Goblin set out to destroy everything Ock accomplished as Spider-Man, Ock conceded that Peter was the true Superior Spider-Man and erased himself from Peter's mind, allowing Peter to get his life back.]]
* ComicBook/DoctorDoom learned the trick of switching bodies from a benign alien race called the Ovoids. He first used it quite successfully on Mr. Fantastic in ''Fantastic Four'' #10 (1963) but not that often afterwards.
** Though it did save his life in the 1980s, when [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Doom's body was disintegrated]] in a battle between Terrax and the Fantastic Four. He switched bodies with a bystander at the last second.
** In a ''Comicbook/WhatIf'' story, "What If Tony Stark Became Doctor Doom?", Victor Von Doom and Tony Stark were college roommates, until Doom trapped Tony in a mind-transfer device, taking the precaution of wiping Tony's memory before swapping minds with him. Doom, in Tony's body, took over Stark International([[SelfMadeOrphan possibly killing Howard Stark to achieve that end]]) and became a hugely successful CorruptCorporateExecutive. Stark, meanwhile, in a neat subversion of EasyAmnesia, never regained his memories but retained his intellect and achieved several doctorates under the name Victor Von Doom. As Von Doom, he started his own company in Latveria, and developed his own powered armor, which he used to counter "Stark" when he tried to destroy Von Doom Industries with his own powered armor. On the verge of defeat, Doom offered to restore Stark's mind to his body in exchange for amnesty, saying, "I can give you your family name back." Stark refused, saying, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "You have made the name Stark synonymous with corruption and corporate avarice. Why would I covet that?"]]
* In one ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' story, the ''whole team'' (well, mostly) was flipped with their enemies the Crazy Gang, using a device invented by Tweedledope, a member of the villain team: Captain Britain with Tweedledope, Meggan with the Knave, Nightcrawler with the Jester, and Phoenix with the Executioner. (Presumably, the villains intended to flip shadowcat with the Red Queen, but Shadowcat escaped.) Captain Britain was able to somehow access Tweedledope's skills to use the device and reverse the effect (after the usual hero-villain-free-for-all, naturally).



* In the run up to ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'' 700, Doctor Octopus inflicts this on Spidey - with the added problems that Ock's body is a) in prison and b) on its last legs after years of punishment, only barely kept alive by life support. How does Peter get out of it? [[spoiler: Well, he kind of... doesn't. He manages to get himself out of prison, but eventually dies inside Doc Ock's body, but not before making Ock make a HeelFaceTurn, and after Peter dies, Ock vows to be a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was. A ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, if you will.]]
** [[spoiler: It was later revealed that Peter's mind was still in his own body while Ock was in control of it, combining this trope with GrandTheftMe. Ultimately, after Green Goblin set out to destroy everything Ock accomplished as Spider-Man, Ock conceded that Peter was the true Superior Spider-Man and erased himself from Peter's mind, allowing Peter to get his life back.]]

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* In the run up to ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'' 700, Doctor Octopus inflicts this on Spidey - ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', [[spoiler:Doctor Doom blackmails Reed into switching bodies with him during the added problems that Ock's body is a) in prison "Frightful" arc. Reed turns it around by attempting to pull a HeroicSacrifice, and b) on its last legs after years of punishment, only barely kept alive by life support. How does Peter get out of it? [[spoiler: Well, he kind of... doesn't. He manages to get himself out of prison, but eventually dies inside Doc Ock's body, but not revealing the truth just before making Ock make a HeelFaceTurn, and after Peter dies, Ock vows to be a better Spider-Man doing so: Doom reverses the switch rather than Peter ever was. A ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, if you will.]]
** [[spoiler: It was later revealed that Peter's mind was still in his own body while Ock was in control of it, combining this trope with GrandTheftMe. Ultimately, after Green Goblin set out to destroy everything Ock accomplished as Spider-Man, Ock conceded that Peter was
let Reed take the true Superior Spider-Man and erased himself from Peter's mind, allowing Peter to get his life back.]]credit]].




!!!Other
* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
** Archie and Mr. Weatherbee in one issue switch bodies due to screwing around with one of Dilton's machines. It only lasts for a day, but that's ''well'' long enough for Archie to screw up Mr. Weatherbee's speech and [[InSeriesNickname The Bee]] to make Veronica furious at ol' Arch.
** Speaking of Veronica, one issue of her own book featured a mystical pendant that swapped her with her own mother for a day. The two need to attend a fancy party together, and predictable shenanigans ensue. After that, the two just decide to wait it out, and pass the time with card games long into the night.



* There's an issue of ''Series/DoctorWho Ongoing'' in which the Eleventh Doctor and Amy [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3457520.html swap bodies]]. [[SingleTargetSexuality Rory doesn't]] ''care'' [[IfItsYouItsOkay what Amy looks like]].
* During ''ComicBook/FredHembeckDestroysTheMarvelUniverse'', Crackers (the comic's version of TheGrimReaper) decides to switch the minds of Prince Namor the Submariner and Zzzax the Living Dynamo, resulting in Namor getting zapped to death by a electric outlet and Zzzax diving into a tub of water.
* In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.
* One story in Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]]'' had Sally swap bodies with a KillerGorilla, as a prelude to a ''King Kong'' parody.
* Papa Smurf does this with Gargamel in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Smurf Vs. Smurf" (and the AnimatedAdaptation version of "Romeo And Smurfette") in order to get the Smurfs to stop fighting with each other -- in the comic book story, [[SillyReasonForWar over the use of the word "smurf" in compounded words and phrases]] (or however the language war between the Smurfs is depicted in non-English versions); in the cartoon episode, to end a village-wide ShipToShipCombat between Hefty and Handy over Smurfette.



* Happened a lot to {{Franchise/Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.
** In his case, a lot of these instances deviate from the norm of this trope in that the switch is deliberate on the part of the other involved party.
** The {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} had an issue where this happened with all the core members getting mixed up with each other. The big spoiler [[spoiler: was when it turned out that Superman didn't end up in Batman's body but in Kobra's and Kobra pretended to be Superman trapped in Batman's body.]]
** There was an interesting case in the ''Superman'' tie-ins to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. During their titanic tussle on Earth-2, Superman and Kal-L end up reliving each other's lives, but start altering it. For Superman, revealing his identity to the Senate would end up leading to a future where Earth-2 was totally unprepared for [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Anti-Monitor]], leading to him being crushed like a bug. For Kal-L, calling out Batman's bluff during the ''ComicBook/ManOfSteel'' mini-series and snapping Doomsday's neck and just ''not dying'' leads to a world where a superhuman war destroys the planet. They both think that the other world is the one that can't exist.
** In ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures, one comic, "Jimmy Olsen vs. Darkseid" has the IntrepidReporter and Superman trapped in each others' bodies as the result of Jimmy fouling up a villain's body-swapping scheme.
* In one ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' story, the ''whole team'' (well, mostly) was flipped with their enemies the Crazy Gang, using a device invented by Tweedledope, a member of the villain team: Captain Britain with Tweedledope, Meggan with the Knave, Nightcrawler with the Jester, and Phoenix with the Executioner. (Presumably, the villains intended to flip shadowcat with the Red Queen, but Shadowcat escaped.) Captain Britain was able to somehow access Tweedledope's skills to use the device and reverse the effect (after the usual hero-villain-free-for-all, naturally).
* In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.
* There's an issue of ''Series/DoctorWho Ongoing'' in which the Eleventh Doctor and Amy [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3457520.html swap bodies]]. [[SingleTargetSexuality Rory doesn't]] ''care'' [[IfItsYouItsOkay what Amy looks like]].

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* Happened a lot to {{Franchise/Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds A witch body-swapped with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.
** In his case,
a lot of these instances deviate much younger housewife in "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today!", in ''Tales from the norm of this trope in that the switch is deliberate on the part of the other involved party.
** The {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} had an issue where this happened with all the core members getting mixed up with each other. The big spoiler [[spoiler: was when it turned out that Superman didn't end up in Batman's body but in Kobra's and Kobra pretended to be Superman trapped in Batman's body.]]
** There was an interesting case in the ''Superman'' tie-ins to ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. During their titanic tussle on Earth-2, Superman and Kal-L end up reliving each other's lives, but start altering it. For Superman, revealing his identity to the Senate would end up leading to a future where Earth-2 was totally unprepared for [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths the Anti-Monitor]], leading to him being crushed like a bug. For Kal-L, calling out Batman's bluff during the ''ComicBook/ManOfSteel'' mini-series and snapping Doomsday's neck and just ''not dying'' leads to a world where a superhuman war destroys the planet. They both think that the other world is the one that can't exist.
** In ComicBook/TheSupermanAdventures, one comic, "Jimmy Olsen vs. Darkseid" has the IntrepidReporter and Superman trapped in each others' bodies as the result of Jimmy fouling up a villain's body-swapping scheme.
* In one ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' story, the ''whole team'' (well, mostly) was flipped with their enemies the Crazy Gang, using a device invented by Tweedledope, a member of the villain team: Captain Britain with Tweedledope, Meggan with the Knave, Nightcrawler with the Jester, and Phoenix with the Executioner. (Presumably, the villains intended to flip shadowcat with the Red Queen, but Shadowcat escaped.) Captain Britain was able to somehow access Tweedledope's skills to use the device and reverse the effect (after the usual hero-villain-free-for-all, naturally).
* In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.
* There's an issue of ''Series/DoctorWho Ongoing'' in which the Eleventh Doctor and Amy [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3457520.html swap bodies]]. [[SingleTargetSexuality Rory doesn't]] ''care'' [[IfItsYouItsOkay what Amy looks like]].
Crypt'' #25.



* Doctor Doom learned the trick of switching bodies from a benign alien race called the Ovoids. He first used it quite successfully on Mr. Fantastic in ''Fantastic Four'' #10 (1963) but not that often afterwards.
** Though it did save his life in the 1980s, when [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Doom's body was disintegrated]] in a battle between Terrax and the Fantastic Four. He switched bodies with a bystander at the last second.
** In a ''Comicbook/WhatIf'' story, "What If Tony Stark Became Doctor Doom?", Victor Von Doom and Tony Stark were college roommates, until Doom trapped Tony in a mind-transfer device, taking the precaution of wiping Tony's memory before swapping minds with him. Doom, in Tony's body, took over Stark International([[SelfMadeOrphan possibly killing Howard Stark to achieve that end]]) and became a hugely successful CorruptCorporateExecutive. Stark, meanwhile, in a neat subversion of EasyAmnesia, never regained his memories but retained his intellect and achieved several doctorates under the name Victor Von Doom. As Von Doom, he started his own company in Latveria, and developed his own powered armor, which he used to counter "Stark" when he tried to destroy Von Doom Industries with his own powered armor. On the verge of defeat, Doom offered to restore Stark's mind to his body in exchange for amnesty, saying, "I can give you your family name back." Stark refused, saying, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "You have made the name Stark synonymous with corruption and corporate avarice. Why would I covet that?"]]
* A witch body-swapped with a much younger housewife in "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today!", in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #25.
* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).
* Papa Smurf does this with Gargamel in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Smurf Vs. Smurf" (and the AnimatedAdaptation version of "Romeo And Smurfette") in order to get the Smurfs to stop fighting with each other -- in the comic book story, [[SillyReasonForWar over the use of the word "smurf" in compounded words and phrases]] (or however the language war between the Smurfs is depicted in non-English versions); in the cartoon episode, to end a village-wide ShipToShipCombat between Hefty and Handy over Smurfette.
* Archie and Mr. Weatherbee in one issue of the ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' switch bodies due to screwing around with one of Dilton's machines. It only lasts for a day, but that's ''well'' long enough for Archie to screw up Mr. Weatherbee's speech and [[InSeriesNickname The Bee]] to make Veronica furious at ol' Arch.
** Speaking of Veronica, one issue of her own book featured a mystical pendant that swapped her with her own mother for a day. The two need to attend a fancy party together, and predictable shenanigans ensue. After that, the two just decide to wait it out, and pass the time with card games long into the night.
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', [[spoiler:Doctor Doom blackmails Reed into switching bodies with him during the "Frightful" arc. Reed turns it around by attempting to pull a HeroicSacrifice, and revealing the truth just before doing so: Doom reverses the switch rather than let Reed take the credit]].
* During ''ComicBook/FredHembeckDestroysTheMarvelUniverse'', Crackers (the comic's version of TheGrimReaper) decides to switch the minds of Prince Namor the Submariner and Zzzax the Living Dynamo, resulting in Namor getting zapped to death by a electric outlet and Zzzax diving into a tub of water.
* One story in Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]]'' had Sally swap bodies with a KillerGorilla, as a prelude to a ''King Kong'' parody.
16th Sep '16 3:48:18 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Papa Smurf does this with Gargamel in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Smurf Vs. Smurf" (and the AnimatedAdaptation version of "Romeo And Smurfette") in order to get the Smurfs to stop fighting with each other -- in the comic book story, [[SillyReasonForWar over the use of the word "smurf" in compounded words and phrases]]; in the cartoon episode, to end a village-wide ShipToShipCombat between Hefty and Handy over Smurfette.

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* Papa Smurf does this with Gargamel in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Smurf Vs. Smurf" (and the AnimatedAdaptation version of "Romeo And Smurfette") in order to get the Smurfs to stop fighting with each other -- in the comic book story, [[SillyReasonForWar over the use of the word "smurf" in compounded words and phrases]]; phrases]] (or however the language war between the Smurfs is depicted in non-English versions); in the cartoon episode, to end a village-wide ShipToShipCombat between Hefty and Handy over Smurfette.
31st Jul '16 9:56:59 AM nombretomado
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* The DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).
15th Jul '16 9:42:33 AM rjung
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* One story in Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]]'' had Sally swap bodies with a KillerGorilla, as a prelude to a ''King Kong'' parody.
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