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6th Dec '16 8:38:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Subverted (and, in terms of plot, averted) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. [[EvilChancellor Cole]], being as GenreSavvy as he is, removed the Princesses' spirit from her body before performing the soul-transfer ritual on it, specifically so it couldn't end like this. She still manages to fight the possession though- from outside.

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* Subverted (and, in terms of plot, averted) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. [[EvilChancellor Cole]], being as GenreSavvy savvy as he is, removed the Princesses' spirit from her body before performing the soul-transfer ritual on it, specifically so it couldn't end like this. She still manages to fight the possession though- from outside.
1st Dec '16 2:09:07 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' has an odd villain vs. villain example - after Thorn gets possessed by [[spoiler:Ash]], who's influencing his thinking more and more, he resists by communicating his real thoughts and opinions to his allies by writing in the sand with his walking stick.
13th Nov '16 5:47:33 AM Nazetrime
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* The world of ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' is ridden with a disease that is a death sentence for the majority of people and animals infected with it, but changes a small portion of its victims into horribly mutated zombies of sorts that attack anything that moves or makes noise in their vicinity (hence the RuleNumberOne from the title). Some of those seen up close have been seen calling for help or regaining awareness long enough to stop an attack or letting themselves get a MercyKill.
12th Nov '16 10:16:13 PM Dravencour
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** Similarly, Belldandy's angel is swapped out for a demon at one point, leading her to blast insane amounts of power at no one in particular, and just as Lind formulates a plan, Belldandy [[IncorruptiblePurePureness effortlessly turns the demon good]], reacquires her angel, ''then dual wields them.''

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** Similarly, Belldandy's angel is swapped out for a demon at one point, leading her to blast insane amounts of power at no one in particular, and just as Lind formulates a plan, Belldandy [[IncorruptiblePurePureness effortlessly turns the demon good]], reacquires her angel, ''then dual wields them.'''' She's that badass.
12th Nov '16 8:37:33 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): When [[spoiler:Eshonai]] gets possessed by a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Voidspren]], the resulting Voidbringer works hard to get the rest of her people possessed and bring destruction to the world. However, she occasionally does counterproductive things that imply the real [[spoiler:Eshonai]] is influencing her actions. At one point, there is a large group of civilians who refuse to take part in the transformation that will unknowingly turn them into Voidbringers. [[spoiler:Eshonai]] puts one of her best friends in charge, and her Voidbringer self thinks that this will make them all easier to eliminate later. Instead, her friend immediately leads the civilians to escape, and [[spoiler:Eshonai]] refuses to "waste resources" hunting them down.
28th Oct '16 2:12:47 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when the [[TragicMonster Chaos Hound]] descends on [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]], but after catching her scent refuses to attack. [[spoiler: It is her brother, that is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced to fight her]] when the antagonists show up and reinforce the control.]]
* In ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2]]'', you can find the last testament of a Luminoth possessed by an Ing. He describes how the Ing claws at his will, demanding obedience, but he remains defiant:

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* Played straight in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when the [[TragicMonster Chaos Hound]] descends on [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]], but after catching her scent refuses to attack. [[spoiler: It is her brother, that is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced to fight her]] when the antagonists show up and reinforce the control.]]
* In ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2]]'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', you can find the last testament of a Luminoth possessed by an Ing. He describes how the Ing claws at his will, demanding obedience, but he remains defiant:



* ''{{Geist}}'' has a different version, while the people the player possesses are completely under the player's control, if the player attempts to bring the host near anything that host is afraid of, despite the player's best efforts the host ''will not'' allow the player to go anywhere near it. Some of the game's puzzles are built around this fact.

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* ''{{Geist}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' has a different version, while the people the player possesses are completely under the player's control, if the player attempts to bring the host near anything that host is afraid of, despite the player's best efforts the host ''will not'' allow the player to go anywhere near it. Some of the game's puzzles are built around this fact.
23rd Oct '16 9:05:59 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Most of ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary'' is Ginny doing this to Tom Riddle.
2nd Sep '16 9:24:16 AM Willbyr
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* As a pretty sucky version of this, Ciel of {{Tsukihime}} could only limit her Roa persona enough to kill everyone in her village ''slower'' than Roa normally would. And maybe less painfully. That's after weeks of shutting herself in her room so she wouldn't slaughter her unknowing family. Nevertheless, by the time Arcueid shows up to kill her, her effort has been in vain and the entire town has been turned to The Dead. It's implied that every host of Roa is like this because it isn't straight possession so much as adapting the host to his goals. Wherever he shows up on his reincarnation is generally a town full of The Dead by the time Arcueid stops him. Shiki is the hero, so in the route where Roa enters him he resists well enough to destroy Roa and also have partial control over his body. [[spoiler: It also helps that Roa did it in a bit of a different manner, AND there was less time at stake. Shiki was still approaching the point of no return, though.]]

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* As a pretty sucky version of this, Ciel of {{Tsukihime}} ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' could only limit her Roa persona enough to kill everyone in her village ''slower'' than Roa normally would. And maybe less painfully. That's after weeks of shutting herself in her room so she wouldn't slaughter her unknowing family. Nevertheless, by the time Arcueid shows up to kill her, her effort has been in vain and the entire town has been turned to The Dead. It's implied that every host of Roa is like this because it isn't straight possession so much as adapting the host to his goals. Wherever he shows up on his reincarnation is generally a town full of The Dead by the time Arcueid stops him. Shiki is the hero, so in the route where Roa enters him he resists well enough to destroy Roa and also have partial control over his body. [[spoiler: It also helps that Roa did it in a bit of a different manner, AND there was less time at stake. Shiki was still approaching the point of no return, though.]]



* ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'': ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].
1st Sep '16 4:41:45 PM ANTMuddle
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See also HeroicWillpower, which may overlap if the controlling influence is TheVirus or a DemonicPossession. Contrast with PossessionBurnout.

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See also HeroicWillpower, which may overlap if the controlling influence is TheVirus or a DemonicPossession. Contrast with PossessionBurnout.
PossessionBurnout. Not unusual for the ReluctantPsycho.
30th Aug '16 12:14:29 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl of his own body and forcing himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]
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