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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.]]
18th Mar '16 10:50:16 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.

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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.



* 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.]] She body-hopped into a nearby Noble child. This is said to be the power of her Geass.
* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:Real Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler: [[AmnesiacDissonance a random high school student, the Silver King,]] [[GrandTheftMe and two of Shiro's classmates]]]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence and he either ABSORBS the personalities afterwards or just flat out destroys them. [[spoiler:And Tooru Hieda, the high school student, doesn't get his body back for over a year.]]

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* 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.]] She body-hopped into a nearby Noble child. This is said to be When she was shot, her Geass awakened and gave her the power of her Geass.
to possess the nearest person. She body-surfs into a child who was staying in the palace.]]
* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:Real [[spoiler:new Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler: [[AmnesiacDissonance a [[spoiler:a random high school student, the Silver King,]] [[GrandTheftMe King, and two of Shiro's classmates]]]]. classmates]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence presence, and he either ABSORBS targets other Kings in hope of gaining their powers. And until the personalities afterwards or just flat out destroys them. [[spoiler:And end of season 2, [[spoiler: Weismann was stuck in Tooru Hieda, the high school student, doesn't get Hieda's body, and Tooru's consciousness was buried under Weismann's until Weismann returned to his body back for over a year.]]original body]].
17th Mar '16 1:48:42 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Flare}}'', the Tigress claims to have done this periodically over thousands of years. Her latest victim is [[http://heroicmultiverse.com/flareonline/?id=171 prison psychiatrist Katherine Kaat]].

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Flare}}'', the Tigress claims to have done this periodically over thousands of years. Her latest victim is [[http://heroicmultiverse.com/flareonline/?id=171 prison psychiatrist Katherine Kaat]].Kaat.]]
10th Mar '16 7:15:29 PM lavendermintrose
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* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:Real Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler: [[AmnesiacDissonance the original owner of Shiro's body, the Silver King,]] [[GrandTheftMe and two of Shiro's classmates]]]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence and he either ABSORBS the personalities afterwards or just flat out destroys them. [[spoiler:And we never learn who "Shiro" really was before all that...]]

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* Anime/{{K}}: The [[spoiler:Real Colorless King]] is revealed to have done this to multiple people, including [[spoiler: [[AmnesiacDissonance the original owner of Shiro's body, a random high school student, the Silver King,]] [[GrandTheftMe and two of Shiro's classmates]]]]. Said person is fully aware of his presence and he either ABSORBS the personalities afterwards or just flat out destroys them. [[spoiler:And we never learn who "Shiro" really was before all that...Tooru Hieda, the high school student, doesn't get his body back for over a year.]]
15th Feb '16 5:42:43 PM Delphi
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* Dr Bright of the Wiki/SCPFoundation. His spirit is tied to [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-963 SCP-963]], so anytime his body dies, the SCP can be transferred to a new body.

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* Dr Bright of the Wiki/SCPFoundation. His spirit is tied to [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-963 SCP-963]], so anytime his body dies, the SCP can be transferred to a new body. Bright is also a darker example of the trope than usual, since possessing someone even briefly [[DeathOfPersonality wipes their original brain pattern.]]
15th Feb '16 10:36:08 AM gravious
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* ''Film/TheHidden'' (1987). A PuppeteerParasite-like alien takes over various people in Los Angeles and uses them to commit thrill crimes. He is chased by a member of a different PuppeteerParasite species who is inhabiting the body of an FBI agent.

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* ''Film/TheHidden'' (1987). A PuppeteerParasite-like alien takes over various people in Los Angeles and [[ForTheEvulz uses them to commit thrill crimes.crimes]]. He is chased by a member of a different PuppeteerParasite species who is inhabiting the body of an FBI agent.
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