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7th Mar '17 9:40:48 PM Greenygal
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* In the novel ''Fifth Quarter'' by 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.

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* In the novel ''Fifth Quarter'' ''[[Literature/{{Quarters}} Fifth Quarter]]'' by 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.
2nd Mar '17 4:23:00 PM Exusia
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* Kyouji Kuzunoha of the ''VideoGame/DevilSummoner'' series, after his untimely death at the beginning of the first game. When the protagonist ends up in Kyouji's body, Kyouji ends up hopping from body to body throughout several games. He starts in the first game as [[spoiler:Takashi]], then shows up in ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'' as Sukeroku, and then again in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' as Daisuke Todoroki.
27th Feb '17 5:06:36 PM Nightmask
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* One science fiction story from the anthology magazine Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (Titled Through All His Houses Wandering if memory serves) this happens unintentionally to a scientist who volunteered himself for their psychic communication experiment after initially giving him amnesia only he was body surfing random aliens in widely scattered parts of the galaxy associated with the Western Zodiac with a range of effects from going unnoticed and unable to do anything all the way to total control.
27th Feb '17 4:40:29 PM Nightmask
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* In the third ''Comicbook/IronMan'' annual issue, anyone who held the wand of the (then-deceased) villain Molecule Man was eventually possessed by his essence. He is defeated when Comicbook/ManThing grabs the wand, and since he doesn't have a mind to possess, Molecule Man's essence disappears completely.

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* In the third ''Comicbook/IronMan'' annual issue, anyone who held the wand of the (then-deceased) villain Molecule Man was eventually possessed by his essence. He is defeated when Comicbook/ManThing grabs the wand, and since he doesn't have a mind to possess, Molecule Man's essence disappears completely.Man is left trapped helpless in the wand (although later eventually figures out how to recreate his body).
20th Feb '17 12:28:15 AM Chabal2
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* Notably averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Daemonic possession is a regular occurrence, but it's a very difficult thing to set up and daemons can't easily leave their hosts without being pulled back into the [[{{Hell}} Warp]].

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* Notably averted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. 40000}}'':
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Daemonic possession is a regular occurrence, but it's a very difficult thing to set up and daemons can't easily leave their hosts without being pulled back into the [[{{Hell}} Warp]].Warp]].
** Lucius the Eternal, the Champion of Slaanesh, uses an unusual method: whenever he's killed, he slowly reincarnates into his killer (if they felt any satisfaction at all in having downed him), until the only thing remaining of the victim is yet another screaming face in Lucius' armor.
2nd Feb '17 4:53:35 AM nighttrainfm
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* Lady Cassandra in ''Series/DoctorWho'' develops this ability in her constant quest to remain young and beautiful. In one episode of the new series (''New Earth'') she takes over Rose (successfully), the Doctor (not so much), then Rose again, then one of the disease hosts, then Rose a THIRD time, and finally her cloned assistant (who was a willing host).

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Lady Cassandra in ''Series/DoctorWho'' develops this ability in her constant quest to remain young and beautiful. In one episode of the new series (''New Earth'') episode, "New Earth", she takes over Rose (successfully), Rose, the Doctor (not so much), Doctor, then Rose again, then one of the disease hosts, then Rose a THIRD time, and finally her cloned assistant (who was a willing host).
28th Jan '17 11:25:40 PM HyperEmerson
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* In ''Glory Of Heracles IV'' Both the protagonist and Plato gain the ability to do this after losing their bodies. There are 100 or so characters one can become, scattered around the world.

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* In ''Glory ''[[VideoGame/GloryOfHeraclesIVGiftFromTheGods Glory Of Heracles IV'' IV]]'' Both the protagonist and Plato gain the ability to do this after losing their bodies. There are 100 or so characters one can become, scattered around the world.
22nd Dec '16 9:15:05 AM Assassin-sensei
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* In the video of ''Music/PanicAtTheDisco''''s "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time", some sort of tentacle beast travels from a young woman's body to the body of Brandon Urie, and returns to the bar in his body presumably to find another host.
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27th Nov '16 8:34:06 PM merotoker
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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]palace]].



* Karla The Grey Witch of ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' has survived for centuries doing this via GrandTheftMe by placing the circlet she now resides in on her victims' heads. She is forced out of one victim only to possess another.
** It's implied in the manga that she needs a willing host, as the circlet doesn't do anything except lie on the ground until [[spoiler:Woodchuck picks it up and places it on his own head after crossing the DespairEventHorizon.]]

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* Karla The Grey Witch of ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' has survived for centuries doing this via GrandTheftMe by placing the circlet she now resides in on her victims' heads. She is forced out of one victim only to possess another.
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another. It's implied in the manga that she needs a willing host, as the circlet doesn't do anything except lie on the ground until [[spoiler:Woodchuck picks it up and places it on his own head after crossing the DespairEventHorizon.]]DespairEventHorizon]].



* The ''Comicbook/XMen'' villain [[Characters/XMenVillains Proteus]] [[PossessionBurnout burns through the bodies he possesses as he uses his mutant powers]]. However, assuming he doesn't ever use his reality-warping powers, he could stay in a single body indefinitely.

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* The ''Comicbook/XMen'' villain [[Characters/XMenVillains [[Characters/XMenRoguesGalleryMToZ Proteus]] [[PossessionBurnout burns through the bodies he possesses as he uses his mutant powers]]. However, assuming he doesn't ever use his reality-warping powers, he could stay in a single body indefinitely.



* This is the entire concept of DC Comics superhero Deadman, whose sole power is the ability to effortlessly possess ''anybody'', from children to Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** He was brought back to life at the end of ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', and in ''Comicbook/BrightestDay'' he appeared to be capable of restoring things to life. Then [[StatusQuoIsGod he died again]].
* Doctor Doom has the Ovoid mind switch, an alien technique taught to him by the, guess, Ovoids, a species of aliens incapable of reproduction at one point so they had to clone their bodies and transfer their minds into it. Despite a later Comicbook/SheHulk issue retconning it as being difficult if there's a soul / mind in the body the "caster" is trying to inhabit, Doom seems to be able to do this with relative ease, especially after the Unthinkable arc, where all he is is a spirit, and he swaps and hops about the Comicbook/FantasticFour until Reed shoots Doom-in-Thing, killing both, sending Victor von Doom... ''to hell''.

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* This is the entire concept of DC Comics superhero Deadman, whose sole power is the ability to effortlessly possess ''anybody'', from children to Franchise/{{Superman}}.
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Franchise/{{Superman}}. He was brought back to life at the end of ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', and in ''Comicbook/BrightestDay'' he appeared to be capable of restoring things to life. Then [[StatusQuoIsGod he died again]].
* Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom has the Ovoid mind switch, an alien technique taught to him by the, guess, Ovoids, a species of aliens incapable of reproduction at one point so they had to clone their bodies and transfer their minds into it. Despite a later Comicbook/SheHulk issue retconning it as being difficult if there's a soul / mind in the body the "caster" is trying to inhabit, Doom seems to be able to do this with relative ease, especially after the Unthinkable arc, where all he is is a spirit, and he swaps and hops about the Comicbook/FantasticFour until Reed shoots Doom-in-Thing, killing both, sending Victor von Doom... ''to hell''.



* ''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.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 transferred his soul from a one body to other another 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 burnt out nearly instantly- until Kara agreed to let him surf into her body.



* A rather horrifying version is done in the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' by [[spoiler:Discord during his first reign. As a spirit, destroying his body merely frees him to take over another one (explaining why Celestia didn't just smash his statue to bits when she had the chance). After [[NiceJobBreakingItHero her sister Galaxia shatters Discord's statue]] when he's defeated with the Rainbow of Light, he possesses G1 Wind Whistler (Celestia initially refuses to tell whether it was her or Galaxy, as she didn't want their memory tainted by association with a monster like Discord, but Dark World eventually confirmed it) and [[BodyHorror morphs her body into the one he has now]].]]
** And then, in the [[BadFuture Dark World]], [[spoiler: [[DaddysLittleVillain Fluttercruel]] proves she's inherited this trait from her "father" -- Rarity kills her, but her spirit is able to resist being DraggedOffToHell, and hijacks Sparkler's body for herself. After being killed a second time, she tries to possess Twilight, but Fluttershy's and Pinkie Pie's souls [[BackUpFromOtherWorld restrain her]] so she can be blasted with the Elements and banished from mortal reality before she can succeed.]]

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* A rather horrifying version is done in the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' by [[spoiler:Discord during his first reign. As a spirit, destroying his body merely frees him to take over another one (explaining why Celestia didn't just smash his statue to bits when she had the chance). After [[NiceJobBreakingItHero her sister Galaxia shatters Discord's statue]] when he's defeated with the Rainbow of Light, he possesses G1 Wind Whistler (Celestia initially refuses to tell whether it was her or Galaxy, as she didn't want their memory tainted by association with a monster like Discord, but Dark World eventually confirmed it) and [[BodyHorror morphs her body into the one he has now]].]]
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** And then, in the [[BadFuture Dark World]], [[spoiler: [[DaddysLittleVillain Fluttercruel]] proves she's inherited this trait from her "father" -- Rarity kills her, but her spirit is able to resist being DraggedOffToHell, and hijacks Sparkler's body for herself. After being killed a second time, she tries to possess Twilight, but Fluttershy's and Pinkie Pie's souls [[BackUpFromOtherWorld restrain her]] so she can be blasted with the Elements and banished from mortal reality before she can succeed.]]succeed]].



* In ''Film/{{Fallen}}'' (the one with Denzel Washington and John Goodman), the resident body snatcher can switch from body to body by touch. In one scene, [[spoiler: he chases Denzel Washington in a crowd by body surfing his way through the crowd, each person reaching forward to touch the next in the chain.]]
** [[spoiler: [[EarWorm Time, is on my side...]]]]

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* In ''Film/{{Fallen}}'' (the one with Denzel Washington and John Goodman), the resident body snatcher can switch from body to body by touch. In one scene, [[spoiler: he chases Denzel Washington in a crowd by body surfing his way through the crowd, each person reaching forward to touch the next in the chain.]]
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** [[spoiler: [[EarWorm Time, is on my side...]]]]side..]]]].



** To elaborate, in ''Dead Beat'', Corpsetaker is in the body of [[spoiler: Alicia, a college-age girl.]] Later on, when fighting [[spoiler: Anastasia Luccio, head of the Wardens, Corpsetaker suckers her into gutting Alicia's body, then transfers his (her) mind over to Luccio's, leaving Luccio's mind dying in the younger body.]] Harry, however, figures this out immediately and [[spoiler: [[KillHimAlready shoots Luccio/Corpsetaker in the noggin]].]] Of course, this leaves [[spoiler: Luccio stuck in the young and attractive (but magically weak) body instead of her old one. His uninformed companion declares him a traitor and almost kills him before he can justify his actions.]]
** In ''Ghost Story'', [[spoiler: Corpsetaker is back as a ghost. S/he steals Butters' body and attempts to Body Surf into Molly, but is repelled.]]

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** To elaborate, in ''Dead Beat'', Corpsetaker is in the body of [[spoiler: Alicia, a college-age girl.]] girl]]. Later on, when fighting [[spoiler: Anastasia Luccio, head of the Wardens, Corpsetaker suckers her into gutting Alicia's body, then transfers his (her) mind over to Luccio's, leaving Luccio's mind dying in the younger body.]] body]]. Harry, however, figures this out immediately and [[spoiler: [[KillHimAlready shoots Luccio/Corpsetaker in the noggin]].]] noggin]]]]. Of course, this leaves [[spoiler: Luccio stuck in the young and attractive (but magically weak) body instead of her old one. His uninformed companion declares him a traitor and almost kills him before he can justify his actions.]]
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** In ''Ghost Story'', [[spoiler: Corpsetaker is back as a ghost. S/he steals Butters' body and attempts to Body Surf into Molly, but is repelled.]]repelled]].



* In ''Literature/TheHost'' [[spoiler: Wanda ends up doing this when her friends swap her into another vacated body.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheHost'' [[spoiler: Wanda ends up doing this when her friends swap her into another vacated body.]]body]].



** The Jumper "Prime" is revealed to be [[spoiler:Edward St. John Latham, aka "Loophole", an AmoralAttorney who many believed owed his lack of a conscience - and resultant skills as a lawyer - to the wild card. It turned out he's honestly the best lawyer in the world - when his card finally turns, he gains the ability to body surf and create other body surfers via anal rape.]]

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** The Jumper "Prime" is revealed to be [[spoiler:Edward St. John Latham, aka "Loophole", an AmoralAttorney who many believed owed his lack of a conscience - and resultant skills as a lawyer - to the wild card. It turned out he's honestly the best lawyer in the world - when his card finally turns, he gains the ability to body surf and create other body surfers via anal rape.]]rape]].



* 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.]]

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* Familiars {{Familiar}}s 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 Body Surf again until a means to extract her ''without'' killing the host can be devised.]]



* The demon Eyghon in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' second-season episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge The Dark Age]]" does this to several characters over the course of the episode. The catch is that [[spoiler:he can only possess a dead or unconscious host, and, when his current body dies, it turns into a puddle of goo, spreading out to infect the next unfortunate dead/unconscious person who comes into contact with it. He eventually manages to possess Jenny Calendar, and when Angel tries to strangle Eyghon!Jenny, the demon jumps into Angel's body (who is technically undead, being a vampire and all) after Jenny's body nearly dies. The vampiric demon inside Angel's body then proceeds to defeat Eyghon for good: "I've had a demon inside me for a couple hundred years just waiting for a good fight."]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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The demon Eyghon in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' second-season episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge The Dark Age]]" does this to several characters over the course of the episode. The catch is that [[spoiler:he can only possess a dead or unconscious host, and, when his current body dies, it turns into a puddle of goo, spreading out to infect the next unfortunate dead/unconscious person who comes into contact with it. He eventually manages to possess Jenny Calendar, and when Angel tries to strangle Eyghon!Jenny, the demon jumps into Angel's body (who is technically undead, being a vampire and all) after Jenny's body nearly dies. The vampiric demon inside Angel's body then proceeds to defeat Eyghon for good: "I've had a demon inside me for a couple hundred years just waiting for a good fight."]]



** Bizarro kills a number of human hosts by simply wearing them out before finding Clark and becoming his EvilTwin

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** Bizarro kills a number of human hosts by simply wearing them out before finding Clark and becoming his EvilTwinEvilTwin.



* Mabus, the BigBad of ''Series/FirstWave'' can do this using his PsychicPowers. The other Gua can ''sort of'' do this by copying their minds onto spherical storage devices and uploading themselves to a new husk (human/Gua hybrid grown in a lab). However, Mabus can only successfully possess hosts that are mentally strong enough to hold his essense. At least three people are shown to be able to do this: [[TheChosenOne Cade]] himself (the original husk for Mabus was his clone), [[ActionGirl Jordan]] (he ''really'' enjoys being a woman especially after seducing Cade), and a software mogul. Another episode featured a Gua who figured out how to do this to any human. The only thing that gave away his identity was the constant whistling of "London Bridge Is Falling Down".

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* Mabus, the BigBad of ''Series/FirstWave'' can do this using his PsychicPowers. The other Gua can ''sort of'' do this by copying their minds onto spherical storage devices and uploading themselves to a new husk (human/Gua hybrid grown in a lab). However, Mabus can only successfully possess hosts that are mentally strong enough to hold his essense.essence. At least three people are shown to be able to do this: [[TheChosenOne Cade]] himself (the original husk for Mabus was his clone), [[ActionGirl Jordan]] (he ''really'' enjoys being a woman especially after seducing Cade), and a software mogul. Another episode featured a Gua who figured out how to do this to any human. The only thing that gave away his identity was the constant whistling of "London Bridge Is Falling Down".



*** When Flemeth learns about this [[spoiler:she realizes that she can combine these two by tricking the archdemon soul into the body of her unborn granddaughter (who would not have a soul yet), and then use that body for herself, when it is old enough. Getting all the power of the archdemon in the process.]]

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*** When Flemeth learns about this [[spoiler:she realizes that she can combine these two by tricking the archdemon soul into the body of her unborn granddaughter (who would not have a soul yet), and then use that body for herself, when it is old enough. Getting all the power of the archdemon in the process.]]process]].



** The above is confirmed in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The Elder One [[spoiler:is Corypheus. It is later confirmed that he can reincarnate himself in any tainted being, including Wardens.]]

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** The above is confirmed in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The Elder One [[spoiler:is Corypheus. It is later confirmed that he can reincarnate himself in any tainted being, including Wardens.]]Wardens]].



* In ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'', this was how [[spoiler:Queen Himiko stayed alive for hundreds of years. Whenever her body becomes too old for her she chooses a successor among her handmaidens. Then she transfers her soul into the girls body, [[AFateWorseThanDeath destroying the original soul in the process]].]] However the cycle was broken, [[spoiler: when the latest handmaiden [[HeroicSacrifice comitted suicide]] during the transfer ritual. As a result Himiko was trapped in her previous body which quickly decayed into a [[AndIMustScream horrifying corpse]]]]. Now very pissed off [[spoiler: Himiko causes the storms that keep people trapped on the island, while the solarii cult searches for a new host body.]] As it turns out the perfect replacement happens to be [[spoiler: Lara's best friend Sam]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'', this was how [[spoiler:Queen Himiko stayed alive for hundreds of years. Whenever her body becomes too old for her she chooses a successor among her handmaidens. Then she transfers her soul into the girls body, [[AFateWorseThanDeath [[FateWorseThanDeath destroying the original soul in the process]].]] However the cycle was broken, [[spoiler: when the latest handmaiden [[HeroicSacrifice comitted suicide]] during the transfer ritual. As a result Himiko was trapped in her previous body which quickly decayed into a [[AndIMustScream horrifying corpse]]]]. Now very pissed off [[spoiler: Himiko causes the storms that keep people trapped on the island, while the solarii cult searches for a new host body.]] body]]. As it turns out the perfect replacement happens to be [[spoiler: Lara's best friend Sam]].



* Player characters in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' respawn in a different, random body every time they die. This is constrained by character class, and each class has a different set of possible random bodies that one can wake up in. Unlike most examples of this trope, it's implied that you ''aren't'' displacing the original owners of those bodies, who were already removed from the picture by the PowersThatBe.

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* Player characters in ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' respawn in a different, random body every time they die. This is constrained by character class, and each class has a different set of possible random bodies that one can wake up in. Unlike most examples of this trope, it's implied that you ''aren't'' displacing the original owners of those bodies, who were already removed from the picture by the PowersThatBe.



* This is the MO of [[spoiler:The Other]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's (thus far) ambiguous if [[spoiler:the original Other was Agatha's mother Lucrezia, or an EldritchAbomination an experiment [[GoneHorriblyRight worked too well on]] ]]

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* This is the MO of [[spoiler:The Other]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. It's (thus far) ambiguous if [[spoiler:the original Other was Agatha's mother Lucrezia, or an EldritchAbomination an experiment [[GoneHorriblyRight worked too well on]] ]]on]]]].



** As revealed in ''Reconstruction'', [[spoiler:it's because he's the Alpha A.I.--which means O'Malley is merely a fragment of his personality to begin with.]]

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** As revealed in ''Reconstruction'', [[spoiler:it's because he's the Alpha A.I.--which means O'Malley is merely a fragment of his personality to begin with.]]with]].



* ''Literature/FineStructure'': [[spoiler:[[BigGood Mitch Calrus]] is distinctively ''not'' immortal, but he needs to be around in 20,000 years to fight the FinalBattle. The solution is to use BrainUploading to make countless digital copies of himself all over the solar system, and have his immortal ally upload him into available bodies as needed.]]

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* ''Literature/FineStructure'': [[spoiler:[[BigGood Mitch Calrus]] is distinctively ''not'' immortal, but he needs to be around in 20,000 years to fight the FinalBattle. The solution is to use BrainUploading to make countless digital copies of himself all over the solar system, and have his immortal ally upload him into available bodies as needed.]]needed]].



* 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 first host's travel companions implies there is a least a little PossessionBurnout going on as well, as 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.

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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 first host's travel companions implies there is a least a little PossessionBurnout going on as well, as it talks about using the body until its ressources resources run out. The video game context probably make the burnout likely to be CastFromHitPoints rather than CastFromLifespan.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', The Lich has this ability. Whenever his old body is destroyed, he simply surfs to a new one. The first time, Finn manages to kill his old body, so his soul transfers into [[spoiler: Princess Bubblegum. After that body is shattered and he's exorcised, he possesses [[EasterEgg The Snail]] to escape.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', The Lich has this ability. Whenever his old body is destroyed, he simply surfs to a new one. The first time, Finn manages to kill his old body, so his soul transfers into [[spoiler: Princess Bubblegum. After that body is shattered and he's exorcised, he possesses [[EasterEgg The Snail]] to escape.]]escape]].
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** After his body is healed, [[spoiler:Harmodius]] hops into the mind palace of his ally, though his host remains alive and (mostly) in charge. Eventually, he kills the mind of an enemy mage and takes up permanent residence in his body.

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** After his body is healed, killed, [[spoiler:Harmodius]] hops into the mind palace of his ally, though his host remains alive and (mostly) in charge. Eventually, he the ghost kills the mind of an enemy mage and takes up permanent residence in his body.
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