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23rd Aug '16 11:49:32 AM Dravencour
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* His true body blown up in the first ten minutes, Jason Voorhees of ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' fame does this in ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday''. The host bodies die after Jason leaves them (oddly enough, NOT from the damage they take while he possesses them).

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* His true body blown up in the first ten minutes, Jason Voorhees of ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' fame does this in ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday''.''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' after his true body gets blown to hell in an FBI SWAT ambush that ends with a frigging ''airstrike''. The host bodies die after Jason leaves them (oddly enough, NOT from the damage they take while he possesses them).
14th Aug '16 1:21:51 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', [[spoiler:physical god Dortös]] has to posses a mortal host to survive on olydri's surface. The character has been shown using two bodies so far due to the first being possessed from a lack of options and more compatible hosts existing out there. However, the character's dialogue as it takes leave of his fist host's travel companions implies there is a least a little PossessionBurnout going on as well, as he talks about using the body until its ressources run out. The video game context probably make the burnout likely to be CastFromHitPoints rather than CastFromLifespan.

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* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', [[spoiler:physical god Dortös]] has to posses a mortal host to survive on olydri's surface. The character has been shown using two bodies so far due to the first being possessed from a lack of options and more compatible hosts existing out there. However, the character's dialogue as it takes leave of his fist host's travel companions implies there is a least a little PossessionBurnout going on as well, as he it talks about using the body until its ressources run out. The video game context probably make the burnout likely to be CastFromHitPoints rather than CastFromLifespan.
14th Aug '16 1:21:10 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', [[spoiler:physical god Dortös]] has to posses a mortal host to survive on olydri's surface. The character has been shown using two bodies so far due to the first being possessed from a lack of options and more compatible hosts existing out there. However, the character's dialogue as it takes leave of his fist host's travel companions implies there is a least a little PossessionBurnout going on as well, as he talks about using the body until its ressources run out. The video game context probably make the burnout likely to be CastFromHitPoints rather than CastFromLifespan.
19th Jul '16 10:24:51 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', the Kamitsuki can all do this, by biting another person's skin they take control of their bodies, which is connected to their ability to absorb 'Runes', tiny building blocks of information. The person returns to normal when they bite their original bodies back. They retain the abilities of the bodies they surf into, such as combat awareness, and language - in episode 16, [[spoiler: Saki]] didn't know how to say "hello" in Dorrsian to K-Zwölf before body-snatching him, but communicates fluently with other Dorrsian soldiers once in his body.

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* In ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', the Kamitsuki - the pilots of the titular [[HumongousMecha mecha]], who become a sort of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] - can all do this, by this. By biting another person's skin they take control of their bodies, which is connected to their ability to absorb 'Runes', tiny building blocks of information. The person returns to normal when they bite their original bodies back. They retain the abilities of the bodies they surf into, such as combat awareness, and language - in episode 16, [[spoiler: Saki]] didn't know how to say "hello" in Dorrsian Dorssian to K-Zwölf before body-snatching him, but communicates fluently with other Dorrsian Dorssian soldiers once in his body.body.
** This is how the [[spoiler: Magius managed to take control of all the world's major nations. Their power is the source of the Kamitsuki's]].
* In the second season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: Marianne, Lelouch's mother, reveals that she is [[NotQuiteDead alive and kicking]], despite her apparent assassination prior to the series. When she was shot, her Geass awakened and gave her the power to possess the nearest person. She body-surfs into a child who was staying in the palace.]]
* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:new Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler:a random high school student, the Silver King, and two of Shiro's classmates]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence, and targets other Kings in hope of gaining their powers. And until the end of season 2, [[spoiler: Weismann was stuck in Tooru Hieda's body, and Tooru's consciousness was buried under Weismann's until Weismann returned to his original body]].



* In the second season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: there is Marianne, Lelouch's mother, who reveals that she is [[NotQuiteDead alive and kicking]], despite her apparent assassination prior to the series. When she was shot, her Geass awakened and gave her the power to possess the nearest person. She body-surfs into a child who was staying in the palace.]]
* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:new Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler:a random high school student, the Silver King, and two of Shiro's classmates]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence, and targets other Kings in hope of gaining their powers. And until the end of season 2, [[spoiler: Weismann was stuck in Tooru Hieda's body, and Tooru's consciousness was buried under Weismann's until Weismann returned to his original body]].
18th Jul '16 1:30:59 AM Tron80
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* The DC villain Ultra-Humanite accomplishes this by surgically transferring his brain between bodies.

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* The DC villain Ultra-Humanite accomplishes this by surgically transferring his brain between bodies. He tried to do this to ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'', but she stopped him.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 transferred his soul from a body to other the whole time, looking for a perfect host. In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, as Supergirl was fighting the leader of an alien race, Worldkiller-1 emerged through the Diasporan damaged body and tried to snatch Kara's body. She forced him out, though, so he transferred his spirit into the bodies of random bystanders -who were burn out nearly instantly- until Kara agreed to let him surf into her body.
11th Jun '16 6:29:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the novel ''Fifth Quarter'' by TanyaHuff, one character keeps himself alive this way by jumping to the body of his killer just before he dies. After figuring it out, he makes a habit of it and lives for several centuries jumping from body to body.

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* In the novel ''Fifth Quarter'' by TanyaHuff, Creator/TanyaHuff, one character keeps himself alive this way by jumping to the body of his killer just before he dies. After figuring it out, he makes a habit of it and lives for several centuries jumping from body to body.
7th May '16 4:08:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GoodOmens'', angel Aziraphale does this after accidentally losing his own body.

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* In ''GoodOmens'', ''Literature/GoodOmens'', angel Aziraphale does this after accidentally losing his own body.
26th Apr '16 2:04:59 PM Cailleach
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' special, "Destination: Imagination", World can take over anything in his universe. He just can't take over anything that already has a face.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' special, "Destination: Imagination", World can take over anything in his universe. He just can't take over anything that already has a face.face, and he has to be physically touching it.
26th Apr '16 1:29:45 PM Sharlee
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* Familiars in F.J. Hale's ''After the Spell Wars'' novelettes work like this, possessing the bodies of animals and jumping into a new one (with sorcerous help) if their current host dies. Morasha swaps bodies repeatedly over the course of two short books, once deliberately and the other times because her host was killed. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end when she gets trapped in an intelligent dolphin's body and refuses to BodySurf again until a means to extract her ''without'' killing the host can be devised.]]
18th Apr '16 5:52:50 AM DannWoolf
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** Ginyu returns, still in the frog's body, in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'''s adaption of ''Resurrection F''. [[spoiler:He tricks Tagoma into swapping bodies with him and fights the Z Fighters for a bit before Vegeta finally kills him, leaving Tagoma stuck in the frog's body.]]
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