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2nd May '18 9:43:31 AM jamespolk
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-->--'''Bertie Wooster,''' ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Joy in the Morning]]''

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-->--'''Bertie Wooster,''' ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Joy in the Morning]]''
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22nd Apr '18 8:23:21 AM Malady
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It's entirely possible for an Astral Projector to separate from his body by accident. Perhaps he misused an AncientArtifact that forced him into an Astral Projection without [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers telling him how to undo the state]] or return to his body. Or he might accidentally end up in [[Film/FreakyFriday the wrong body]], or someone else might take possession of his. On the upside, being MadeOfAir makes him indestructible to everything (except angry ghosts, [[HollywoodExorcism exorcisms]], irate housewives with vacuum cleaners...)

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It's entirely possible for an Astral Projector to separate from his body by accident. Perhaps he misused an AncientArtifact that forced him into an Astral Projection without [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers telling him how to undo the state]] or return to his body. Or he might accidentally end up in [[Film/FreakyFriday [[FreakyFridayFlip the wrong body]], or someone else might take possession of his. On the upside, being MadeOfAir makes him indestructible to everything (except angry ghosts, [[HollywoodExorcism exorcisms]], irate housewives with vacuum cleaners...)
21st Apr '18 2:37:27 PM Fireblood
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** Xavier's ArchEnemy the Shadow King also specializes in astral projection. It was eventually retconned that he's a purely astral being who possesses human hosts (specifically, other mutants with telepathic powers that can amplify his own). When Xavier and the Shadow King (at the time using the body of an Egyptian named Amahl Farouk) first met, to any outside observers they seemed to be just sitting motionless at their tables in a tavern. In reality, the astral forms had left their bodies to duel. Once his astral form was defeated, his body slumped over, seemingly braindead. This encounter was what led Xavier to conclude he needed to create [[Comicbook/XMen a team of mutant superheroes]] in order to deal with mutant supervillains like Farouk.

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** Xavier's ArchEnemy the Shadow King also specializes in astral projection. It was eventually retconned that he's a purely astral being who possesses human hosts (specifically, other mutants with telepathic powers that can amplify his own). When Xavier and the Shadow King (at the time using the body of an Egyptian named Amahl Farouk) first met, to any outside observers they seemed to be just sitting motionless at their tables in a tavern. In reality, the astral forms had left their bodies to duel. Once his astral form was defeated, his body slumped over, seemingly braindead.brain dead. This encounter was what led Xavier to conclude he needed to create [[Comicbook/XMen a team of mutant superheroes]] in order to deal with mutant supervillains like Farouk.


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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': Some elves, like Savah and Suntop, have an ability to "go out" of their bodies. In Savah's case this ends up getting her spirit trapped by Winnowill when she detects this.
29th Mar '18 9:09:27 AM Dravencour
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Unfortunately, the freedom of the soul comes at the expense of the body, which usually lies in a ConvenientComa, utterly helpless and [[RemoteYetVulnerable vulnerable to attack]] or neglect. In many cases the body will ''die'' if the soul is separated from it for too long. Another danger is that, like a ghost, the soul/mind might be unable to find its way back. This is especially risky if the Astral Projector loses the "tether" that connects him back to his body, or if another person moves his body while he is "away." Worst case scenario, another detached soul takes up residence in the body and [[GrandTheftMe takes over the person's life]] while they are stuck outside their own body for good.

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Unfortunately, the freedom of the soul comes at the expense of the body, which usually lies in a ConvenientComa, utterly helpless and [[RemoteYetVulnerable vulnerable to attack]] or neglect. In many cases the body will ''die'' if the soul is separated from it for too long. Another danger is that, like a ghost, the soul/mind might be unable to find its way back. This is especially risky if the Astral Projector loses the "tether" that connects him back to his body, or if another person moves his body while he is "away." Worst case scenario, another detached soul (or [[DemonicPossession something even worse]]) takes up residence in the body and [[GrandTheftMe takes over the person's life]] while they are stuck outside their own body for good.
27th Mar '18 8:10:11 PM QuinineGlow
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* In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker demonstrates the ability to project himself [[HolyShitQuotient across a substantial chunk of]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Galaxy]]'', in arguably the most powerful use of the Force seen to date.]]

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* In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker demonstrates the ability to project himself [[HolyShitQuotient across a substantial chunk of]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Galaxy]]'', in arguably the most powerful use of the Force seen to date.date, although the effort to do so claims his life.]]
26th Mar '18 2:25:16 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange do it, as usual, as well as Harry (apparently entirely by accident, since he's only done it once and not since), and Jean, who manages to, with Cerebro [[spoiler: astrally project herself to Asgard]] at the end of the first book.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange do it, as usual, as well as Harry (apparently entirely by accident, since he's only done it once and not since), accident), and Jean, who manages to, with Cerebro [[spoiler: astrally project herself to Asgard]] at the end of the first book.book.
** In chapter 30 of the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', Harry does it again, this time on purpose, [[spoiler: through his and Carol's psychic link to fight a powerful Master Vampire]]. The circumstances of it place a serious strain on him.
21st Jan '18 3:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* As the title might suggest, astral projection features prominently in ''The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League,'' a concept album by TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety. The narrative (such as it is) follows the rise and fall of a group of teenagers in suburban [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] who use astral travel to commit a series of poetic crimes with impunity, until their leader is attacked by their astral guide for his arrogance. And it all really happened. [[UnreliableNarrator Maybe.]]

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* As the title might suggest, astral projection features prominently in ''The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League,'' a concept album by TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety.Music/TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety. The narrative (such as it is) follows the rise and fall of a group of teenagers in suburban [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] who use astral travel to commit a series of poetic crimes with impunity, until their leader is attacked by their astral guide for his arrogance. And it all really happened. [[UnreliableNarrator Maybe.]]
11th Jan '18 6:52:29 AM MasterFuzzy
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* The [[MaskOfPower Mask of Spirit]] allows the wearer this power in ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}''.

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* The [[MaskOfPower Mask of Spirit]] allows the wearer this power in ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}''.''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}.'' However, the user cannot affect objects while outside their body, as the writer feared that this would become a StoryBreakerPower.
7th Jan '18 4:06:01 PM SantosLHalper
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-->--''Bertie Wooster, [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Joy in the Morning]]''

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-->--''Bertie Wooster, [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster -->--'''Bertie Wooster,''' ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Joy in the Morning]]''
2nd Jan '18 11:32:14 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker demonstrates the ability to project himself across a substantial chunk of the Galaxy, in arguably the most powerful use of the Force seen to date.]]

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* In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker demonstrates the ability to project himself [[HolyShitQuotient across a substantial chunk of of]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the Galaxy, Galaxy]]'', in arguably the most powerful use of the Force seen to date.]]
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