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11th Mar '17 7:07:06 PM ZimFan89
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** 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.
11th Mar '17 5:16:55 AM Vir
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* In the 9th season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Da Flippity Flop", Klaus is given the chance to get his human body back but Stan hesitates. When Stan finally takes Klaus to the CIA a week later they find his body decayed because it wasn't kept frozen, so Klaus angrily bludgeons Stan with a margarita pitcher and switches bodies with him while he's knocked out. Stan chases down Klaus in the latter's decaying old body while Klaus is trying to perform the titular skiing stunt and in the end they go back to normal, but now Stan has more respect for him.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'''s 9th season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Da Flippity Flop", Klaus is given the chance to get his human body back but Stan hesitates. When Stan finally takes Klaus to the CIA a week later they find his body decayed because it wasn't kept frozen, so Klaus angrily bludgeons Stan with a margarita pitcher and switches bodies with him while he's knocked out. Stan chases down Klaus in the latter's decaying old body while Klaus is trying to perform the titular skiing stunt and in the end they go back to normal, but now Stan has more respect for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'':


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* In ''Toys/NexoKnights'''s second season, [[BigBad Monstrox]] performs a ritual to attempt to transfer his spirit from his book to Clay's body, but is fortunately stopped.
4th Mar '17 3:22:57 PM fashionabledeathwish
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* This is [[spoiler: Eddie's]] endgame in luring Mike back to Iron Hill in ''Series/ChannelZero''.
26th Jan '17 7:59:02 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}} and Earth,'' [[spoiler: R. Daneel Olivaw announces his plan to bodysnatch Fallom at the end.]]

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}} and Earth,'' ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'', [[spoiler: R. Daneel Olivaw announces his plan to bodysnatch Fallom at the end.]]
23rd Jan '17 12:19:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* In "When True Night Falls", book two of C. S. Friedman's ColdfireTrilogy, the Undying Prince survives this way.

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* In "When True Night Falls", book two of C. S. Friedman's ColdfireTrilogy, ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy'', the Undying Prince survives this way.
21st Jan '17 5:44:50 PM nombretomado
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* In AnneRice's aptly-titled novel ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles: The Tale of the Body Thief'', Lestat [[OurVampiresAreDifferent is tired of being a vampire]] and is contacted by a human who has this power and offers him a FreakyFriday-like adventure. Only it is a setup by the Body Thief to keep his immortal body.

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* In AnneRice's Creator/AnneRice's aptly-titled novel ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles: The Tale of the Body Thief'', Lestat [[OurVampiresAreDifferent is tired of being a vampire]] and is contacted by a human who has this power and offers him a FreakyFriday-like adventure. Only it is a setup by the Body Thief to keep his immortal body.
21st Jan '17 3:47:49 PM DustSnitch
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* [[spoiler:[[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Collective]]]] of ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'' fame [[spoiler: are eventually revealed to do this. Well, outside of [[BigBad the]] [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Administrator.]] In order of original person's appearance: [[FallenHero Noah Maxwell]] [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor is Firebrand, who seems to have broken free of the Collective,]] [[AndIMustScream Milo Asher]] [[BloodyHorror is Mr. Scars, named such for having]] ''[[BloodyHorror carved his throat open and slit his wrists with a boxcutter]]'' [[NoSell in a failed attempt to escape being possessed,]] and [[UnexpectedCharacter Kevin]] [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Haas is]] [[MindScrew the]] [[FourEyesZeroSoul Observer,]] whose symbol (the Severance Sign, which is used to pull this trope off) is the series's logo.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Collective]]]] boys from ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'' hypothesize that if every disagreement in the ''Film/FreakyFriday'' universe resulted in people switching bodies, people would come to abuse this by having children and raising them in anticipation of switching bodies with them. This would essentially allow for anyone to achieve immortality, so long as they can reliably have children and reliably be okay with letting them die.
* [[spoiler:The Collective]]
of ''WebVideo/TribeTwelve'' fame [[spoiler: are eventually revealed to do this. Well, outside of [[BigBad the]] [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Administrator.]] In order of original person's appearance: [[FallenHero Noah Maxwell]] [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor is Firebrand, who seems to have broken free of the Collective,]] [[AndIMustScream Milo Asher]] [[BloodyHorror is Mr. Scars, named such for having]] ''[[BloodyHorror carved his throat open and slit his wrists with a boxcutter]]'' [[NoSell in a failed attempt to escape being possessed,]] and [[UnexpectedCharacter Kevin]] [[TheDogWasTheMastermind Haas is]] [[MindScrew the]] [[FourEyesZeroSoul Observer,]] whose symbol (the Severance Sign, which is used to pull this trope off) is the series's logo.]]
21st Jan '17 2:52:48 PM rafi
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* In ''ComicBook/VertigoPop: London'', an aging British rock star, an amalgam of Mick Jagger and some others, picks up a young indie-rock protege, and attempts to use a magic hookah he picked up from a guru in the sixties to switch bodies with him. To set it up, he builds a career for the kid, while faking an increased dementia that he ''is'' the kid, so when the swap happens, they'll lock him up. He relents, and takes himself to find the guru. At this point, the guru is now a young woman.

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* In ''ComicBook/VertigoPop: London'', an aging British rock star, an amalgam of Mick Jagger and some ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
** [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] supervillain known as the Ultra-Humanite had this as a constant modus operandi, swapping with, among
others, picks up a young indie-rock protege, fashion model and a white gorilla.
*** In the {{Elseworld}}s miniseries ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', the Ultra-Humanite is revealed to have [[spoiler:joined the Nazis, transferred his brain into the body of a captured American hero, and returned to the US as America's favourite returning son. He runs for Congress and then holds a search for a truly exceptional young hero to become America's Greatest Ever Hero, Dynaman. Unbeknownst to the people, and especially to the new young hero, he's also [[StupidJetpackHitler saved Hitler's brain...]]]]
*** In ''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).
*** Another character hires them later in the series to do the same for him, because he was born with so many crippling deformities that he's spent his entire life in a fluid-filled jar -- even the air is poison to him. A bit closer to the original trope in that they clone someone else for him to transfer his mind into, but also a bit more different in that when the process is done, the clone kills the original, with his full consent.
** ComicBook/GreenArrow is targeted for this in the "Quiver" storyline--but it actually works out in his favor; the villain had planned ahead and transferred his vast fortune to Green Arrow's ownership. When he winds up dying instead, GA gets to keep the money.
** In the Franchise/{{Superman}} mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', Brainiac hijacks Doomsday's body when his frail body fails him. He notes that Doomsday's animalistic nature is fighting him, thus opting to steal the frail body of Lana Lang and Pete Ross' son, genetically modify him with Doomsday's DNA and use that as his new body. Pete comes to his son's rescue and Superman forces Brainiac out of Doomsday's body, forcing the psychic-powered maniac to hide in a new robotic body, his permanent home.
** In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' fought a body-snatcher enemy called Worldkiller-1. He stole the body of the leader of the Diasporan alien race and manipulated the Diasporans to wipe other races out. Then he met Supergirl, decided that a Kryptonian would be a much better host, and he tried to take over her body.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain the ComicBook/RedSkull uses this as his form of immortality. At first he used a clone of Cap, pointing out that it was doubly suitable not only to tweak his nemesis but also because Cap is a "perfect Aryan". Since then, he's had to find other "hosts". In ''Captain America: Reborn'', the Skull even
attempts to use do to this to a magic hookah he picked up from a guru resurrected Cap, [[spoiler: who had just been pulled out of time. It didn't stick.]]
** ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
*** Loki does this at one point using [[spoiler:Sif]]'s body, while she is stuck
in the sixties body of a dying, elderly Midgardian.
*** Loki also does it
to Thor himself for a couple issues, though the writers apparently forgot that this should have meant that Loki as Thor shouldn't have been able to wield Mjolnir while this was happening but he was able to.
** This is the basis of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' comic series. Which narrates the story of [[spoiler:Dr. Octopus after he had swapped bodies with Spider-Man, leaving the hero to die trapped in Ock's broken body and leaving the villain in a healthy, heroic body with no one realizing anything. A remnant of Peter remains in Otto's body and in the end, after realizing that he had failed to live up to Spider-Man's legacy, Ock erases his own memories and hands control back to Peter.]]
** ''ComicBook/XMen'':
*** In one '80s story, the Hellfire Club attempts to take the X-Men down by having the White Queen
switch bodies with him. To set Storm. Turns out that controlling the weather without causing a disaster is much, much harder than Storm makes it up, look.
**** On the other hand, when she inadvertently takes over Iceman's body after having spent a long time in a coma, she proceeded to use his powers in ways
he builds never even imagined before, which gave him a career some self-esteem problems for awhile.
*** A storyline where Xavier is revealed to have been born with an EldritchAbomination twin sister, who he tried to kill in
the kid, womb right before his birth. The fight in the womb led to Xavier's mom going into premature labor and his sister Cassandra (who was born with adult intelligence and communication skills à la Stewie from ''Family Guy'') being mortally wounded and declared still-born. Xavier's parents then kept him from ever knowing about his sister until she came back into his life and swapped bodies with him decades later.
*** Betsy Braddock, aka ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} was a British superheroine who - after a very convoluted series of events even by 90s X-Men storyline standards - thought she'd been changed to appear Asian, only to find out she'd actually had her mind swapped with a Japanese assassin named Kwannon (who happened to have identical powers to Betsy's ... and to have purple hair like Betsy). Eventually, Kwannon died
while faking an increased dementia still in Betsy's original body, and Betsy's been Asian (physically, at least) ever since, in a rare example of a body swap that he ''is'' stuck.
*** ComicBook/{{X 23}} is
the kid, so target of an attempt by Miss Sinister, Claudine Renko. She wants Laura's HealingFactor due to a wound she received from ComicBook/{{Daken}} allowing [[spoiler: Mr. Sinister to exert control over her as part of his attempt to return from a previous death. Unfortunately, the attempt by Claudine's personality fails when ''Sinister'' transfers his consciousness into Laura's body instead. Until she tells him to get out of her head and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicks him out again]]''.]]
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Cyber did this to come back to life. He chose a powerful and dimwitted young mutant named Milo to be his new body and later had adamantium laced into his skin. This bit him in
the swap happens, they'll lock him up. He relents, ass because his new body also had a heart condition that caused Cyber to go into cardiac arrest. So Cyber needed heart surgery; something that was pretty much impossible thanks to his adamantium skin.
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': When the minds of Vernan D'Argue
and takes Anderson both end up inside the body of a gorilla by accident, D'Arque (having lost both his original body and his intended clone-body) tries to absorb the gorilla's mind into himself to find and steal Anderson's body.
* In ''ComicBook/HackSlash'',
the guru. At [[spoiler: horribly-burned Laura]] does a BodySwap with Vlad for this point, the guru is now a young woman.purpose.



* Franchise/{{The DC|U}} [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] supervillain known as the Ultra-Humanite had this as a constant modus operandi, swapping with, among others, a young fashion model and a white gorilla.
** In the {{Elseworld}}s miniseries ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', the Ultra-Humanite is revealed to have [[spoiler:joined the Nazis, transferred his brain into the body of a captured American hero, and returned to the US as America's favourite returning son. He runs for Congress and then holds a search for a truly exceptional young hero to become America's Greatest Ever Hero, Dynaman. Unbeknownst to the people, and especially to the new young hero, he's also [[StupidJetpackHitler saved Hitler's brain...]]]]
** In ''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).
** Another character hires them later in the series to do the same for him, because he was born with so many crippling deformities that he's spent his entire life in a fluid-filled jar -- even the air is poison to him. A bit closer to the original trope in that they clone someone else for him to transfer his mind into, but also a bit more different in that when the process is done, the clone kills the original, with his full consent.
* ComicBook/GreenArrow is targeted for this in the "Quiver" storyline--but it actually works out in his favor; the villain had planned ahead and transferred his vast fortune to Green Arrow's ownership. When he winds up dying instead, GA gets to keep the money.
* In ''ComicBook/HackSlash'', the [[spoiler: horribly-burned Laura]] does a BodySwap with Vlad for this purpose.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Cyber did this to come back to life. He chose a powerful and dimwitted young mutant named Milo to be his new body and later had adamantium laced into his skin. This bit him in the ass because his new body also had a heart condition that caused Cyber to go into cardiac arrest. So Cyber needed heart surgery; something that was pretty much impossible thanks to his adamantium skin.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain the ComicBook/RedSkull uses this as his form of immortality. At first he used a clone of Cap, pointing out that it was doubly suitable not only to tweak his nemesis but also because Cap is a "perfect Aryan". Since then, he's had to find other "hosts". In ''Captain America: Reborn'', the Skull even attempts to do to this to a resurrected Cap, [[spoiler: who had just been pulled out of time. It didn't stick.]]
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
** Loki does this at one point using [[spoiler:Sif]]'s body, while she is stuck in the body of a dying, elderly Midgardian.
** Loki also does it to Thor himself for a couple issues, though the writers apparently forgot that this should have meant that Loki as Thor shouldn't have been able to wield Mjolnir while this was happening but he was able to.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** In one '80s story, the Hellfire Club attempts to take the X-Men down by having the White Queen switch bodies with Storm. Turns out that controlling the weather without causing a disaster is much, much harder than Storm makes it look.
** On the other hand, when she inadvertently takes over Iceman's body after having spent a long time in a coma, she proceeded to use his powers in ways he never even imagined before, which gave him a some self-esteem problems for awhile.
** A storyline where Xavier is revealed to have been born with an EldritchAbomination twin sister, who he tried to kill in the womb right before his birth. The fight in the womb led to Xavier's mom going into premature labor and his sister Cassandra (who was born with adult intelligence and communication skills à la Stewie from ''Family Guy'') being mortally wounded and declared still-born. Xavier's parents then kept him from ever knowing about his sister until she came back into his life and swapped bodies with him decades later.

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* Franchise/{{The DC|U}} [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] supervillain known as In ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey'', using the Ultra-Humanite had Ghost Door will cause your spirit to leave your body, giving you a quite literal out-of-body experience. Unfortunately, this as a constant modus operandi, swapping with, among others, a young fashion model and a white gorilla.
** In the {{Elseworld}}s miniseries ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', the Ultra-Humanite
is revealed to have [[spoiler:joined the Nazis, transferred his brain into the body of a captured American hero, and returned to the US as America's favourite returning son. He runs perfect opportunity for Congress and then holds a search for a truly exceptional young hero to become America's Greatest Ever Hero, Dynaman. Unbeknownst to the people, and especially to the new young hero, he's also [[StupidJetpackHitler saved Hitler's brain...]]]]
** In ''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).
** Another character hires them later in the series to do the same for him, because he was born with so many crippling deformities that he's spent his entire life in a fluid-filled jar -- even the air is poison to him. A bit closer to the original trope in that they clone
someone else for to use the door, then reenter your body instead of their own. Eventually, [[spoiler:Dodge possesses Bode's body in this way, then impersonates him to transfer his mind into, but also a bit more different in that when the process is done, rest of the clone kills the original, with his full consent.
* ComicBook/GreenArrow is targeted for this in the "Quiver" storyline--but it actually works out in his favor; the villain had planned ahead and transferred his vast fortune to Green Arrow's ownership. When he winds up dying instead, GA gets to keep the money.
* In ''ComicBook/HackSlash'', the [[spoiler: horribly-burned Laura]] does a BodySwap with Vlad for this purpose.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Cyber did this to come back to life. He chose a powerful and dimwitted young mutant named Milo to be his new body and later had adamantium laced into his skin. This bit him in the ass because his new body also had a heart condition that caused Cyber to go into cardiac arrest. So Cyber needed heart surgery; something that was pretty much impossible thanks to his adamantium skin.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain the ComicBook/RedSkull uses this as his form of immortality. At first he used a clone of Cap, pointing out that it was doubly suitable not only to tweak his nemesis but also because Cap is a "perfect Aryan". Since then, he's had to find other "hosts". In ''Captain America: Reborn'', the Skull even attempts to do to this to a resurrected Cap, [[spoiler: who had just been pulled out of time. It didn't stick.]]
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
** Loki does this at one point using [[spoiler:Sif]]'s body, while she is stuck in the body of a dying, elderly Midgardian.
** Loki also does it to Thor himself for a couple issues, though the writers apparently forgot that this should have meant that Loki as Thor shouldn't have been able to wield Mjolnir while this was happening but he was able to.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** In one '80s story, the Hellfire Club attempts to take the X-Men down by having the White Queen switch bodies with Storm. Turns out that controlling the weather without causing a disaster is much, much harder than Storm makes it look.
** On the other hand, when she inadvertently takes over Iceman's body after having spent a long time in a coma, she proceeded to use his powers in ways he never even imagined before, which gave him a some self-esteem problems for awhile.
** A storyline where Xavier is revealed to have been born with an EldritchAbomination twin sister, who he tried to kill in the womb right before his birth. The fight in the womb led to Xavier's mom going into premature labor and his sister Cassandra (who was born with adult intelligence and communication skills à la Stewie from ''Family Guy'') being mortally wounded and declared still-born. Xavier's parents then kept him from ever knowing about his sister until she came back into his life and swapped bodies with him decades later.
family.]]



* This is the power of Jericho of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* This is the basis of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' comic series. Which narrates the story of [[spoiler:Dr. Octopus after he had swapped bodies with Spider-Man, leaving the hero to die trapped in Ock's broken body and leaving the villain in a healthy, heroic body with no one realizing anything. A remnant of Peter remains in Otto's body and in the end, after realizing that he had failed to live up to Spider-Man's legacy, Ock erases his own memories and hands control back to Peter.]]
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is the target of an attempt by Miss Sinister, Claudine Renko. She wants Laura's HealingFactor due to a wound she received from {{ComicBook/Daken}} allowing [[spoiler: Mr. Sinister to exert control over her as part of his attempt to return from a previous death. Unfortunately, the attempt by Claudine's personality fails when ''Sinister'' transfers his consciousness into Laura's body instead. Until she tells him to get out of her head and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicks him out again]]''.]]
* In the sequel of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', ''Pk2'', Cormack Trentor switches his body with Paperinik's and plans to use it to get revenge on Anymore Boring, Everett Ducklair's right hand man, since he caused him to lose his job and be arrested.
* Betsy Braddock, aka ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} of the ComicBook/XMen, was a British superheroine who - after a very convoluted series of events even by 90s X-Men storyline standards - thought she'd been changed to appear Asian, only to find out she'd actually had her mind swapped with a Japanese assassin named Kwannon (who happened to have identical powers to Betsy's ... and to have purple hair like Betsy). Eventually, Kwannon died while still in Betsy's original body, and Betsy's been Asian (physically, at least) ever since, in a rare example of a body swap that stuck.
* In ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey'', using the Ghost Door will cause your spirit to leave your body, giving you a quite literal out-of-body experience. Unfortunately, this is a perfect opportunity for someone else to use the door, then reenter your body instead of their own. Eventually, [[spoiler:Dodge possesses Bode's body in this way, then impersonates him to the rest of the family.]]
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': When the minds of Vernan D'Argue and Anderson both end up inside the body of a gorilla by accident, D'Arque (having lost both his original body and his intended clone-body) tries to absorb the gorilla's mind into himself and steal Anderson's body.
* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', Brainiac hijacks Doomsday's body when his frail body fails him. He notes that Doomsday's animalistic nature is fighting him, thus opting to steal the frail body of Lana Lang and Pete Ross' son, genetically modify him with Doomsday's DNA and use that as his new body. Pete comes to his son's rescue and Superman forces Brainiac out of Doomsday's body, forcing the psychic-powered maniac to hide in a new robotic body, his permanent home.
* In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' fought a body-snatcher enemy called Worldkiller-1. He stole the body of the leader of the Diasporan alien race and manipulated the Diasporans to wipe other races out. Then he met Supergirl, decided that a Kryptonian would be a much better host, and he tried to take over her body.

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* This is the power of Jericho of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''.
* This is the basis of the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' comic series. Which narrates the story of [[spoiler:Dr. Octopus after he had swapped bodies with Spider-Man, leaving the hero to die trapped in Ock's broken body and leaving the villain in a healthy, heroic body with no one realizing anything. A remnant of Peter remains in Otto's body and in the end, after realizing that he had failed to live up to Spider-Man's legacy, Ock erases his own memories and hands control back to Peter.]]
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is the target of an attempt by Miss Sinister, Claudine Renko. She wants Laura's HealingFactor due to a wound she received from {{ComicBook/Daken}} allowing [[spoiler: Mr. Sinister to exert control over her as part of his attempt to return from a previous death. Unfortunately, the attempt by Claudine's personality fails when ''Sinister'' transfers his consciousness into Laura's body instead. Until she tells him to get out of her head and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kicks him out again]]''.]]
* In the sequel of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', ''Pk2'', ''Pk 2'', Cormack Trentor switches his body with Paperinik's and plans to use it to get revenge on Anymore Boring, Everett Ducklair's right hand man, since he caused him to lose his job and be arrested.
* Betsy Braddock, aka ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} of the ComicBook/XMen, was a In ''Vertigo Pop: London'', an aging British superheroine who - after a very convoluted series rock star, an amalgam of events even by 90s X-Men storyline standards - thought she'd been changed Mick Jagger and some others, picks up a young indie-rock protege, and attempts to appear Asian, only use a magic hookah he picked up from a guru in the sixties to switch bodies with him. To set it up, he builds a career for the kid, while faking an increased dementia that he ''is'' the kid, so when the swap happens, they'll lock him up. He relents, and takes himself to find out she'd actually had her mind swapped with a Japanese assassin named Kwannon (who happened to have identical powers to Betsy's ... and to have purple hair like Betsy). Eventually, Kwannon died while still in Betsy's original body, and Betsy's been Asian (physically, at least) ever since, in a rare example of a body swap that stuck.
* In ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey'', using
the Ghost Door will cause your spirit to leave your body, giving you a quite literal out-of-body experience. Unfortunately, guru. At this is a perfect opportunity for someone else to use point, the door, then reenter your body instead of their own. Eventually, [[spoiler:Dodge possesses Bode's body in this way, then impersonates him to the rest of the family.]]
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': When the minds of Vernan D'Argue and Anderson both end up inside the body of a gorilla by accident, D'Arque (having lost both his original body and his intended clone-body) tries to absorb the gorilla's mind into himself and steal Anderson's body.
* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', Brainiac hijacks Doomsday's body when his frail body fails him. He notes that Doomsday's animalistic nature
guru is fighting him, thus opting to steal the frail body of Lana Lang and Pete Ross' son, genetically modify him with Doomsday's DNA and use that as his new body. Pete comes to his son's rescue and Superman forces Brainiac out of Doomsday's body, forcing the psychic-powered maniac to hide in now a new robotic body, his permanent home.
* In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' fought a body-snatcher enemy called Worldkiller-1. He stole the body of the leader of the Diasporan alien race and manipulated the Diasporans to wipe other races out. Then he met Supergirl, decided that a Kryptonian would be a much better host, and he tried to take over her body.
young woman.
13th Jan '17 5:31:45 AM TheBushranger
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** The main purpose of the Geisterdamen seems to be finding a new body for their Goddess, "The Other", [[spoiler:aka Lucrietza Mongfish, former wife of Barry Heterodyne and Agatha's mother]] and when they get their hands on [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060123 Agatha]]... After a subsequent encounter:

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** The main purpose of the Geisterdamen seems to be finding a new body for their Goddess, "The Other", Other" [[spoiler:aka Lucrietza Mongfish, former wife of Barry Heterodyne and Agatha's mother]] mother]], and when they get their hands on [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060123 Agatha]]... After a subsequent encounter:



* In ''[[Webcomic/OldSchoolMelonpool Melonpool]'' body-swapping is a fairly regular occurance, but one Grand Theft Me that ''stuck'' was Ralph Zinobopp swapping bodies with his [[EvilTwin evil clone]] Lord Fauntleroy. Doubled as LaserGuidedKarma for Fauntleroy as he had previously dropped Ralph in an ''active volcano'', horribly scarring the body he wound up being stuck with.

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* In ''[[Webcomic/OldSchoolMelonpool Melonpool]'' Melonpool]]'' body-swapping is a fairly regular occurance, but one Grand Theft Me that ''stuck'' was Ralph Zinobopp swapping bodies with his [[EvilTwin evil clone]] Lord Fauntleroy. Doubled as LaserGuidedKarma for Fauntleroy as he had previously dropped Ralph in an ''active volcano'', horribly scarring the body he wound up being stuck with.
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** The main purpose of the Geisterdamen seems to be finding a new body for their Goddess, and when they get their hands on [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060123 Agatha]]... After a subsequent encounter:

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** The main purpose of the Geisterdamen seems to be finding a new body for their Goddess, "The Other", [[spoiler:aka Lucrietza Mongfish, former wife of Barry Heterodyne and Agatha's mother]] and when they get their hands on [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060123 Agatha]]... After a subsequent encounter:



** Their Goddess appears to be making a habit of this. Concerned about her inability to maintain control over Agatha, she plans to hijack [[spoiler:Zola's body]] instead. The twist this time: [[spoiler:Zola's perfectly willing to share. [[SubvertedTrope Except]] [[MagnificentBastard not.]]]]

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** Their Goddess The Other appears to be making a habit of this. Concerned about her inability to maintain control over Agatha, she plans to hijack [[spoiler:Zola's body]] instead. The twist this time: [[spoiler:Zola's perfectly willing to share. [[SubvertedTrope Except]] [[MagnificentBastard not.]]]]


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* In ''[[Webcomic/OldSchoolMelonpool Melonpool]'' body-swapping is a fairly regular occurance, but one Grand Theft Me that ''stuck'' was Ralph Zinobopp swapping bodies with his [[EvilTwin evil clone]] Lord Fauntleroy. Doubled as LaserGuidedKarma for Fauntleroy as he had previously dropped Ralph in an ''active volcano'', horribly scarring the body he wound up being stuck with.
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