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6th May '18 2:10:05 PM nombretomado
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* Taken to its logical extent in ''TransformersGenerationOne'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' in which the possessed machines were Transformers and the possessing spirit was... also a Transformer, specifically the immortal spark of [[TheStarscream Air Commander Starscream.]]

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* Taken to its logical extent in ''TransformersGenerationOne'' ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' in which the possessed machines were Transformers and the possessing spirit was... also a Transformer, specifically the immortal spark of [[TheStarscream Air Commander Starscream.]]
28th Apr '18 6:57:32 PM eroock
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* "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34929 Haunted Tape Dispenser Unsure How To Demonstrate Hauntedness]]," as parodied by Website/TheOnion.

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* "[[http://www."[[https://web.archive.org/web/20070428032753/http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34929 com:80/content/node/34929 Haunted Tape Dispenser Unsure How To Demonstrate Hauntedness]]," as parodied by Website/TheOnion.
28th Apr '18 6:56:13 PM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/JetDream'': In [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/jetdream04/jetdream4_01.jpg.php "The Haunted Copter"]], the T-Girls' new X-34 Athena Stratolifter is haunted by the ghost of Athena in a parody of Creator/DCComics' The Haunted Tank feature.

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* ''Webcomic/JetDream'': In [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/jetdream04/jetdream4_01.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130129082446/http://tgcaps.com:80/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/jetdream04/jetdream4_01.jpg.php "The Haunted Copter"]], the T-Girls' new X-34 Athena Stratolifter is haunted by the ghost of Athena in a parody of Creator/DCComics' The Haunted Tank feature.
20th Apr '18 11:33:41 PM Doryna
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* ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion]]'', the original ghost game from Creator/WhiteWolf, has the Arcanos of Inhabit, which allows wraiths to possess and manipulate technology (as well as create ghostly Artifacts) from beyond the Shroud.

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* ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion]]'', ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'', the original ghost game from Creator/WhiteWolf, has the Arcanos of Inhabit, which allows wraiths to possess and manipulate technology (as well as create ghostly Artifacts) from beyond the Shroud.
20th Apr '18 11:33:06 PM Doryna
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* ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion Wraith]]'', the original ghost game from Creator/WhiteWolf, has the Arcanos of Inhabit, which allows wraiths to possess and manipulate technology (as well as create ghostly Artifacts) from beyond the Shroud.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Orpheus}}'', the sequel to ''Wraith'', features a character splat whose signature power is possessing machines.

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* ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion Wraith]]'', ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion]]'', the original ghost game from Creator/WhiteWolf, has the Arcanos of Inhabit, which allows wraiths to possess and manipulate technology (as well as create ghostly Artifacts) from beyond the Shroud.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Orpheus}}'', the sequel to ''Wraith'', features a character splat called the Haunter whose signature power is possessing machines.
24th Feb '18 10:06:52 AM SelMelvins
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* Some paranormal-minded futurists put forward ideas of automating the process of looking for the unknown. This would be achieved through methods such as setting up smart home technologies in places deemed haunted, using drones to scour areas that humans can't (or won't) investigate, and even send in fearless fleets of robots.
7th Feb '18 2:55:31 PM HeroGal2347
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* The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' multi-part comic ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'' was about the casts of the various Disney Afternoon series having separate encounters with Solego, an evil wizard trapped in an amulet who could possess anyone who touched it. Towards the end of the comic, Solego figures out how to possess technology in the same manner. He first takes control of Pete's new car in the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' chapter, then Gizmoduck's armor in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' chapters.

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* The ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' multi-part comic ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'' was about the casts of the various Disney Afternoon series having separate encounters with Solego, an evil wizard trapped in an amulet who could possess anyone who touched it. Towards the end of the comic, Solego figures out how to possess technology in the same manner. He first takes control of Pete's new car in the ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' chapter, then Gizmoduck's armor in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' chapters.
29th Jan '18 8:03:56 PM Gamermaster
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* After Jill is arrested in Area 5 of ''VideoGame/DrillDozer'', she is rescued by the Drill Dozer being powered by the Red Diamond (or more specifically, her mother's ghost inside the Red Diamond).
27th Dec '17 8:34:20 PM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Mettaton is touted as being a robot entertainer with top-notch artificial intelligence, but it's later revealed that he's actually a]] ghost [[spoiler:who was allowed to inhabit]] a robot [[spoiler:body to pursue his dreams of fame.]]
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'''s protagonist is trapped inside a run down computer in Limbo, forced to play a shitty EndlessRunningGame. This game happens to be programmed by Satan, [[StylisticSuck and it shows]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Mettaton is touted as being a robot entertainer with top-notch artificial intelligence, but it's later revealed that he's actually a]] a ghost [[spoiler:who who was allowed to inhabit]] inhabit a robot [[spoiler:body body to pursue his dreams of fame.]]
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'''s protagonist is trapped inside a run down computer in Limbo, forced to play a shitty terrible EndlessRunningGame. This game happens to be programmed by Satan, [[StylisticSuck and it shows]].



* In ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'', there's a TV, a computer, a toaster, a radio, a chainsaw and very much more.

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* In ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'', there's a TV, a computer, a toaster, a radio, a chainsaw and very much more.many other devices that Polterguy can interact with to scare the Sardinis.


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* The eponymous toy from ''VideoGame/{{Tattletail}}'' is implied to be either a highly-advanced AI or some sort of otherworldly monster inhabiting a mechanical body. [[spoiler: Mama Tattletail, especially the VHS tape that comes with her, is ''definitely'' unnatural.]]
30th Oct '17 1:41:07 PM morenohijazo
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' had an arc involving a haunted battleship which the heroes get at a cheap price. The "haunting" consists of a gurgling in the pipes that sounds like a [[BlackSpeech Voice of Pure Evil]] telling them that they're doomed to die horribly. The "haunting" drives the ship's AI completely and suicidally insane, since it is unable to find a scientific explanation, and as a machine, it can't accept the existence of the supernatural. [[TheSmartGuy Kevyn]] eventually concludes that the 'haunting' is simply a freak plumbing problem, and the plumbing just happens to sound like an ominous voice proclaiming their doom in their own language, so he flushes out the entire system until it stops. Captain Tagon then orders the AI to repress its memories of the incident, rendering it sane again, though it becomes suicidal if those orders are ever revoked.
* A common problem in the world of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', due to the existence of Fernex, Dark God of Technology, whose techno-daemons can possess machinery. Toasters, in fact, are considered perfect for this, and the Inquisitors have to destroy their possessed toasters on a regular basis. Other items have included calculators and an original X-Box.
* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' parodied Creator/StephenKing's fondness for this trope by having the gamers play "Stephen King: The RPG". The GM rolled on a table to determine what the possessed item was and how it killed people. The players ended up fighting a possessed radio that drank blood.
* ''Webcomic/JetDream'': In [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/jetdream04/jetdream4_01.jpg.php "The Haunted Copter"]], the T-Girls' new X-34 Athena Stratolifter is haunted by the ghost of Athena in a parody of Creator/DCComics' The Haunted Tank feature.
* Aradia Megido becomes one of these in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' after her ghost possesses a robot body; unfortunately, this [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody turns her]] from an EmotionlessGirl into an EmotionlessGirl with bouts of UnstoppableRage without truly bringing her back as the person she was before her death.
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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': Some believe Tool is this when it turns pink.



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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' had an arc involving a haunted battleship which the heroes get at a cheap price. The "haunting" consists of a gurgling in the pipes that sounds like a [[BlackSpeech Voice of Pure Evil]] telling them that they're doomed to die horribly. The "haunting" drives the ship's AI completely and suicidally insane, since it is unable to find a scientific explanation, and as a machine, it can't accept the existence of the supernatural. [[TheSmartGuy Kevyn]] eventually concludes that the 'haunting' is simply a freak plumbing problem, and the plumbing just happens to sound like an ominous voice proclaiming their doom in their own language, so he flushes out the entire system until it stops. Captain Tagon then orders the AI to repress its memories of the incident, rendering it sane again, though it becomes suicidal if those orders are ever revoked.
* A common problem in the world of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', due to the existence of Fernex, Dark God of Technology, whose techno-daemons can possess machinery. Toasters, in fact, are considered perfect for this, and the Inquisitors have to destroy their possessed toasters on a regular basis. Other items have included calculators and an original X-Box.
* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' parodied Creator/StephenKing's fondness for this trope by having the gamers play "Stephen King: The RPG". The GM rolled on a table to determine what the possessed item was and how it killed people. The players ended up fighting a possessed radio that drank blood.
* ''Webcomic/JetDream'': In [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/jetdream04/jetdream4_01.jpg.php "The Haunted Copter"]], the T-Girls' new X-34 Athena Stratolifter is haunted by the ghost of Athena in a parody of Creator/DCComics' The Haunted Tank feature.
* Aradia Megido becomes one of these in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' after her ghost possesses a robot body; unfortunately, this [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody turns her]] from an EmotionlessGirl into an EmotionlessGirl with bouts of UnstoppableRage without truly bringing her back as the person she was before her death.
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