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28th Apr '17 11:11:34 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman performs this through meditation in "Dawn of the Dead Man!" after being BuriedAlive by ComicBook/GentlemanGhost. With help from Deadman, he's able to [[DemonicPossession possess]] Speedy in order to get Green Arrow's help before he runs out of air and defeat Gentleman Ghost.
19th Apr '17 12:13:13 PM crowe22
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* In ''Webcomic/CunningFire'', much of the story takes place on the Astral Plane.
5th Apr '17 6:42:31 AM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'': The Slides can project their souls, plus those of people's whom they capture, into animals to control them or [[AnimalEyeSpy use their eyes and ears]].
8th Mar '17 2:49:31 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} did this one time with the help of Wonder Woman's assistant I Ching in a Bronze Age story where a sand-created duplicate of himself was stealing his powers.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} did this one time with the help of Wonder Woman's assistant I Ching in a the Bronze Age story saga ''ComicBook/KryptoniteNevermore'' where a sand-created duplicate of himself was stealing his powers.
22nd Feb '17 3:55:47 PM Discar
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* Entering Shadesmar in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' seems to involve this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Entering Shadesmar in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' seems to involve this trope.trope. Since it is the Cognitive Realm, this makes sense. All the Surges touch on the Cognitive Realm to some extent, but [[AlchemyIsMagic Soulcasting]] and [[{{Teleportation}} Elsecalling]] are the ones keyed to it the most. Elsecallers not only have the ability to project their minds through Soulcasting, but also to [[DimensionalTraveler travel there directly with Elsecalling]].
8th Feb '17 12:10:07 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/NeoKosmos'': Seven can astral project out of their body, and in fact spends most of their time out of their body with Tye, Z, and Iris, even though none of the three are aware of Seven. They can see and hear perfectly well while projecting, but no one can see or hear them, and they can't communicate with anyone or make them aware of their presence.
6th Feb '17 8:48:22 AM sylvae
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* The song "Kite" by Kate Bush on her debut album "The Kick Inside" is about this.
6th Feb '17 8:46:33 AM sylvae
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** He also used the concept in "Strange Conflict" which actually has battles on the astral plane, and is considered by some an actual proto cyberpunk novel.
31st Jan '17 9:05:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
** Prue develops this as a power in the second season although it's treated more like [[SelfDuplication cloning]].
** A demon in Season One displays a more traditional verison of the power; he is invisible to others (meaning he can spy on the girls) and he is able to influence people by whispering into their ear. He uses this to [[spoiler:simultaneously make Prue steal a tiara from the auction house and make her believe she's just locking up like normal, leading to her arrest]].
** The power returns in Season 7 when [[spoiler:the girls are taught the power by Leo (who learnt it from Prue) offscreen and use it to distract Zankou and trick the authorities into believing they'd died in the explosion that killed the Nexus]].
* Weird Al did this once on ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''. Once he achieved it, all he did was go watch TV for a while before returning to his body.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}''
** In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Nightmares", a twelve-year-old boy in a coma manages to do this (thanks to the Hellmouth's all-purpose magic-boost), but drags people's nightmares into the waking world along with him. Buffy has to help him defeat his own nightmare - the guy who put him in the hospital - for him to wake up.
--> '''Buffy:''' Could I be seeing Billy's asteroid body?
--> '''Giles:''' ''Astral'' body.
** And in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, Angel is trying to get hold of Willow, but she's otherwise engaged.
-->"Astral projection? Well, is there any way to get her [[UnusualEuphemism astral]] over to L.A.?"
* "The Walk" from ''Series/TheXFiles'': Rappo, the MonsterOfTheWeek and an EvilCripple, can detach his phantom soul from his body. He uses this power for RevengeByProxy, killing off families of military men.
* In ''Series/ThePowersOfMatthewStar'' Matthew has astral projection as one of his powers. Unlike most astrals, his is solid and can interact with objects & people freely. He just needs to get back to his body within a certain amount of time.
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', Sam and Dean are taught how to astral project so they can communicate with the spirits and reapers in a town and find out why no one has been dying.
* Anne-Marie on ''{{Series/Constantine}}'' is capable of this. Notably, while the projection usually retains her current visual appearance, at one point she projects herself topless to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract a guard]] she was sneaking by.
* In the ''Series/FreakyLinks'' episode "Subject: Police Siren", spirit of a comatose policewoman goes after her corrupt coworkers who tried to kill her.
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Penny gets this ability as part of being a Traveler.
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
** Prue develops this as a power in the second season although it's treated more like [[SelfDuplication cloning]].
** A demon in Season One displays a more traditional verison of the power; he is invisible to others (meaning he can spy on the girls) and he is able to influence people by whispering into their ear. He uses this to [[spoiler:simultaneously make Prue steal a tiara from the auction house and make her believe she's just locking up like normal, leading to her arrest]].
** The power returns in Season 7 when [[spoiler:the girls are taught the power by Leo (who learnt it from Prue) offscreen and use it to distract Zankou and trick the authorities into believing they'd died in the explosion that killed the Nexus]].
* Weird Al did this once on ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''. Once he achieved it, all he did was go watch TV for a while before returning to his body.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}''
** In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Nightmares", a twelve-year-old boy in a coma manages to do this (thanks to the Hellmouth's all-purpose magic-boost), but drags people's nightmares into the waking world along with him. Buffy has to help him defeat his own nightmare - the guy who put him in the hospital - for him to wake up.
--> '''Buffy:''' Could I be seeing Billy's asteroid body?
--> '''Giles:''' ''Astral'' body.
** And in the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, Angel is trying to get hold of Willow, but she's otherwise engaged.
-->"Astral projection? Well, is there any way to get her [[UnusualEuphemism astral]] over to L.A.?"
* "The Walk" from ''Series/TheXFiles'': Rappo, the MonsterOfTheWeek and an EvilCripple, can detach his phantom soul from his body. He uses this power for RevengeByProxy, killing off families of military men.
* In ''Series/ThePowersOfMatthewStar'' Matthew has astral projection as one of his powers. Unlike most astrals, his is solid and can interact with objects & people freely. He just needs to get back to his body within a certain amount of time.
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', Sam and Dean are taught how to astral project so they can communicate with the spirits and reapers in a town and find out why no one has been dying.
* Anne-Marie on ''{{Series/Constantine}}'' is capable of this. Notably, while the projection usually retains her current visual appearance, at one point she projects herself topless to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract a guard]] she was sneaking by.
* In the ''Series/FreakyLinks'' episode "Subject: Police Siren", spirit of a comatose policewoman goes after her corrupt coworkers who tried to kill her.
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Penny gets this ability as part of being a Traveler.
* ''{{Series/Beyond}}'': What happened to Holden and Charlie due to their comas, and what the machines Arthur and Frost built allow others to do. It also seems to be a separate ability Holden has generated or retained after he woke up from his coma.
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21st Jan '17 5:44:04 PM nombretomado
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* In AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' and ''Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches'' powerful vampires and some human psychics can do this. David Talbot contends that anyone could do it with the proper training or guidance. In ''The Tale of the Body Thief'' an unscrupulous [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]] guides a catatonic man into doing this so that he can [[BodySurf switch bodies with him]].

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* In AnneRice's Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' and ''Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches'' powerful vampires and some human psychics can do this. David Talbot contends that anyone could do it with the proper training or guidance. In ''The Tale of the Body Thief'' an unscrupulous [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]] guides a catatonic man into doing this so that he can [[BodySurf switch bodies with him]].
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