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13th Jun '17 1:25:57 PM totoofze47
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', a [[BossBattle boss]] named [[spoiler: Doopliss]] transforms into a shadow version of Mario. [[spoiler:After the battle is over, the player learns that Doopliss actually swapped bodies with Mario. What follows is a bizarre confrontation, where Mario (in the shadow body) and one of his enemies must fight Doopliss (in Mario's body) and all the [[PartyInMyPocket party members]] Mario has acquired by that point in the game.]] Bonus points because, unlike most examples of this, [[spoiler:Doopliss stole Mario's NAME as well as his body; While as a shadow, Mario's voice is muted if he tries to say his name (as shown when Vivian says she can't hear him)]].
* [[spoiler:Cackletta]] does this in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. [[spoiler:She takes over Bowser's body after she is reduced to a ghost and he is barely conscious.]] Worryingly, [[spoiler:Bowser]]'s body takes on several characteristics which her body had, and [[strike:one]] two she [[NonMammalMammaries didn't]].

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In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', a [[BossBattle boss]] named [[spoiler: Doopliss]] transforms into a shadow version of Mario. [[spoiler:After the battle is over, the player learns that Doopliss actually swapped bodies with Mario. What follows is a bizarre confrontation, where Mario (in the shadow body) and one of his enemies must fight Doopliss (in Mario's body) and all the [[PartyInMyPocket party members]] Mario has acquired by that point in the game.]] Bonus points because, unlike most examples of this, [[spoiler:Doopliss stole Mario's NAME as well as his body; While as a shadow, Mario's voice is muted if he tries to say his name (as shown when Vivian says she can't hear him)]].
* ** [[spoiler:Cackletta]] does this in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. [[spoiler:She takes over Bowser's body after she is reduced to a ghost and he is barely conscious.]] Worryingly, [[spoiler:Bowser]]'s body takes on several characteristics which her body had, and [[strike:one]] two she [[NonMammalMammaries didn't]].didn't]].
** In a rare heroic example, ''Mario himself'' can do this as one of the main gameplay mechanics in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey''. By throwing Cappy at them, Mario can possess things; not just standard enemies like Goombas, Koopas and Cheep Cheep, but also objects like fireballs or a rocket, and even other living creatures like frogs, people and dinosaurs.
29th May '17 10:01:53 PM Daedalis
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* Near the end of ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' Jordan Borchardt is able to invert this by imprisoning a [[BodySurf body surfing]] Passenger inside herself by force of will.
26th May '17 10:25:13 PM FuzzyBoots
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%% * At the end of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'', Penny's robotic duplicate attempts to foil her plan by switching bodies with her. It's then foiled by Penny's invention power, who is now in Penny's organic body while she inhabits the robot body.

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%% * At the end of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'', Penny's robotic duplicate attempts to foil her plan by switching bodies with her. It's then foiled by Penny's invention power, who is now in Penny's organic body while she inhabits the robot body.
26th May '17 10:32:52 AM FuzzyBoots
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* At the end of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'', Penny's robotic duplicate attempts to foil her plan by switching bodies with her. It's then foiled by Penny's invention power, who is now in Penny's organic body while she inhabits the robot body.

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%% * At the end of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'', Penny's robotic duplicate attempts to foil her plan by switching bodies with her. It's then foiled by Penny's invention power, who is now in Penny's organic body while she inhabits the robot body.
25th May '17 8:12:26 PM FuzzyBoots
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* At the end of ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIHaveANemesis'', Penny's robotic duplicate attempts to foil her plan by switching bodies with her. It's then foiled by Penny's invention power, who is now in Penny's organic body while she inhabits the robot body.
21st May '17 5:47:05 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', this is one of the many powers wielded by [[spoiler: Mycale. Since she's the spirit of a witch who has been on the 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...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', this is one of the many powers wielded by [[spoiler: Mycale. Since she's the spirit of a witch WickedWitch who has been on the loose since the Middle Ages, she uses the bodies of young women with magic and fighting potential 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...]]
13th May '17 2:33:25 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Cadenza 4: Fame, Theft and Murder'' a bum named Adam who's wanted by the police swaps bodies with hot young rock star Michael Valance and Mike has twelve hours to reverse the switch before it becomes permanent.
9th May '17 3:52:04 PM Katsuhagi
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Grand Theft Me almost always involves stealing the victim's identity as well; with the second type, in fact, that's the whole point. A common strategy is to name the patsy as one's heir, then do the swap and kill the old body off. Alternatively, the old body can be committed to a mental hospital, since no one will believe the ranting of an old man who thinks he's a twenty-year-old. If the replaced person is a main character, this often sets off a SpotTheImposter plot.

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Grand Theft Me almost always involves stealing the victim's identity as well; with the second type, in fact, that's the whole point. A common strategy is to name the patsy as one's heir, then do the swap and kill the old body off. If done this way you often have overlap with FamilialBodySnatcher and RaisedAsAHost. Alternatively, the old body can be committed to a mental hospital, since no one will believe the ranting of an old man who thinks he's a twenty-year-old. If the replaced person is a main character, this often sets off a SpotTheImposter plot.
4th May '17 7:24:58 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''VideoGame/UltimaWorldsOfAdventure2MartianDreams'' the Martians were wiped out by a plague and sent their minds into the [[DreamLand Dream Realm]] to survive. Now an evil overlord named Raxachk wants to escape from the Dream Realm, but needs a body to do so. To this end he sabotages a space cannon to bring suitable hosts to Mars so that he could inhabit one.
12th Apr '17 6:00:11 PM Vir
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* Implied to happen to the player in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' if you get the GoldenEnding after getting the KillEmAll ending.
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