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26th May '16 7:42:46 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Dracula does this, or tries this, in several Castlevania titles. [[spoiler:He succeeds in Curse of Darkness (though the host he ends up with isn't the one he wanted), gets halfway there in Order of Ecclesia (meaning Albus was a fairly solid Plan B for resurrection), and it's implied that he intended to pull this on SIMON BELMONT HIMSELF in Castlevania II.]]

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* Dracula does this, or tries this, in several Castlevania ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' titles. [[spoiler:He succeeds in Curse of Darkness (though the host he ends up with isn't the one he wanted), gets halfway there in Order of Ecclesia (meaning Albus was a fairly solid Plan B for resurrection), and it's implied that he intended to pull this on SIMON BELMONT HIMSELF in Castlevania II.]]


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* The final game of the ''VideoGame/DeepSleepTrilogy'' reveals that this is what is going on with the shadow people -- they are monsters created out of people who had their bodies taken in their sleep, their minds trapped in a dark world ''for eternity'' unless they find someone else to pull the same thing on them.
5th Apr '16 5:37:10 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', this happens to [[spoiler: the ChurchMilitant Anonym]] during [[spoiler: her]] ending, almost immediately after [[spoiler: she]] defeats [[spoiler: the BigBad Murakumo]].

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* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', this happens to is one of the many powers wielded by [[spoiler: Mycale. Since she's the ChurchMilitant Anonym]] during [[spoiler: her]] ending, almost immediately after [[spoiler: she]] defeats [[spoiler: spirit of a witch who has been on the BigBad Murakumo]].loose since the Middle Ages, she uses the bodies of young women to keep herself inside the EnemyCivilWar in the NebulousEvilOrganization known as ''Gessellschaft''. In-story her host is the 14-year-old Kati, but in [[ChurchMilitant Anonym]]'s ending she "surfs" her way into Anonym's body...]]
18th Mar '16 11:43:40 AM AntonioH
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** Clark and Lionel once switched bodies, while Lionel was in prison.


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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'': [[spoiler: Harrison Wells was replaced by Eobard Thawne, who took on Wells's appearance.]]
** Also, the metahuman Hannibal Bates can do this to anyone he touches. Although, only physical appearance changes; people's skills and powers can't be copied.
3rd Mar '16 2:09:08 PM MiinU
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* Inverted in ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'', where a powerful warrior accidentally mutilates a regular guy so she allows him to take over her body (however she maintains the ability to take command again at any point).
16th Feb '16 3:57:16 AM gravious
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* The FightingFantasy gamebook ''Magehunter'' has this as a major plot element.

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* The FightingFantasy Literature/FightingFantasy gamebook ''Magehunter'' has this as a major plot element.
16th Feb '16 3:55:53 AM gravious
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* The FightingFantasy gamebook ''Magehunter'' has this as a major plot element.
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15th Feb '16 1:20:31 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/ALandFitForHeroes'', the dwenda plan to resurrect the Illwrack Changeling, their Dark Lord and general who is currently stuck as SealedEvilInACan, by transferring his soul into the protagonist's body.
8th Feb '16 12:20:09 AM tsstevens
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** We also get the Envy demon who does this to the Templars and attempts to do so on The Inquisitor...worthy of note is WhatCouldHaveBeen suggests it could have been much [[FromBadToWorse worse.]]
24th Jan '16 6:21:07 PM nombretomado
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** In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', another {{Elseworld}}, it's revealed that Ultra transferred his brain into the body of Lex Luthor after the pair were nearly killed in the very first story. This may well be a LampshadeHanging on the fact that, in the very beginning, Ultra and Luthor were extremely similar (bald evil genius scientists who battled Superman).

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** In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', another {{Elseworld}}, it's revealed that Ultra transferred his brain into the body of Lex Luthor after the pair were nearly killed in the very first story. This may well be a LampshadeHanging on the fact that, in the very beginning, Ultra and Luthor were extremely similar (bald evil genius scientists who battled Superman).
23rd Jan '16 11:09:08 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/AllOfMe'', an heiress (Lily Tomlin) who was sick all her life wished to migrate into a younger, healthy body, that of a volunteer, upon her imminent death. The volunteer thought it was all superstitious nonsense, and only wanted to be named as the heir. Of course, it all went to hell, and the heiress ended up sharing brain-space with her lawyer, played by SteveMartin.

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* In ''Film/AllOfMe'', an heiress (Lily Tomlin) who was sick all her life wished to migrate into a younger, healthy body, that of a volunteer, upon her imminent death. The volunteer thought it was all superstitious nonsense, and only wanted to be named as the heir. Of course, it all went to hell, and the heiress ended up sharing brain-space with her lawyer, played by SteveMartin.Creator/SteveMartin.
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