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8th Jan '18 6:47:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* {{Breath of Fire}} 2 has a village where all the villagers have been taken over by facehuggers (looks just like those from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''), that control people. They can be removed so that you can save the villager behind, however.

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* {{Breath of Fire}} 2 ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' has a village where all the villagers have been taken over by facehuggers (looks just like those from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''), that control people. They can be removed so that you can save the villager behind, however.
30th Dec '17 7:42:24 AM Wyldchyld
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* An arc of the post-ComicBook/ZeroHour ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} revealed that [[spoiler:Saturn Girl had been accidentally doing this to Cosmic Boy's comatose body for the past ten-or-so issues. Whether this was NightmareFuel or FetishFuel depended on the reader, but Cosmic Boy was surprisingly non-freaked out about it when he woke up.]]

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* An arc of the post-ComicBook/ZeroHour ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} revealed that [[spoiler:Saturn Girl had been accidentally doing this to Cosmic Boy's comatose body for the past ten-or-so issues. Whether this was NightmareFuel or FetishFuel depended on the reader, but Cosmic Boy was surprisingly non-freaked out about it when he woke up.]]
26th Dec '17 10:59:20 PM LoveAmongTheRuins
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* Bloodwoman of "Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer" has this as her power. Notably the "blood" part of her name doesn't refer to controlling people's blood, and therefore their bodies; her name comes from the fact that she usually causes her opponents to ''cut their own throats.'' Whether or not this is fatal is left uncertain.
3rd Nov '17 9:39:51 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', a one-off GhostInTheMachine villain downloaded itself into Terry's Batsuit, causing a variation of this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', the battle suit Slade gave Terra was designed to do just this. It [[IdiotBall never occurred to her]] that he might take total control should she ever realize he was a BadBoss. She manages to override it and finish him off ([[BackFromTheDead for the moment]]) - apparently, HeroicWillpower applies to the more sympathetic of two villains.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', a one-off GhostInTheMachine villain downloaded itself into Terry's Batsuit, causing a variation taking control of this.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', the Slade gives Terra a battle suit Slade gave that links their nervous systems, allowing him to assist her in using her powers. When Terra was designed decides to do just this. It [[IdiotBall never occurred leave Slade, he reveals [[ClingyCostume it fused itself to her]] that he might take total her skin]] and allows him to control should she ever realize he was a BadBoss. She her body completely. Terra manages to override it and finish him off kill Slade ([[BackFromTheDead for the moment]]) - apparently, HeroicWillpower applies to the more sympathetic of two villains.moment]]).



* The Headmaster units in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' do this to robots (including Transformers), but it has to [[OffWithHisHead cut the head off]] first. Whereas Dirt Boss, the Decepticon made by the Allspark out of the Headmaster unit and a forklift, can take control by shooting a drill bit out of his forehead and into someone else's. He only has one though, so he has to retrieve it each time it's used.

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* The Headmaster units in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' do this to can take control of robots it attaches to (including Transformers), but it has to [[OffWithHisHead cut the head off]] first. Whereas Dirt Boss, the Decepticon made by the Allspark out of the Headmaster unit and a forklift, can take control by shooting a drill bit out of his forehead and into someone else's. He only has one though, so he has to retrieve it each time it's used.
2nd Nov '17 1:45:53 PM KagSwirby
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* King Dedede is victim to this by Yin-Yarn and Taranza in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' and ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' respectively.
29th Oct '17 5:00:09 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Parable}}'': Quite literally. Magnus the puppeteer puts his performers in harnesses and strings, lifts them up, and then manipulates them in a "human marionette" circus act.
14th Aug '17 12:00:42 PM Jubileus57
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* Puppetmasters in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' are witch hat wearing, floating cloaked skeletons that can completely incapacitate Miis by taking control of their bodies. They only block them in slightly unnatural poses and do not make them attack te other Miis, though.
9th Jun '17 2:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* The mutant codenamed Skinwalker in the WhateleyUniverse can do this to one person. He takes over the person's body, and that person watches helplessly as Skinwalker does whatever he wants.

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* The mutant codenamed Skinwalker in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse can do this to one person. He takes over the person's body, and that person watches helplessly as Skinwalker does whatever he wants.
8th Jun '17 10:00:29 PM nombretomado
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* Senator Gregg Hartmann from WildCards had this ability, though he attributed it to his SplitPersonality, Puppetman.

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* Senator Gregg Hartmann from WildCards ''Literature/WildCards'' had this ability, though he attributed it to his SplitPersonality, Puppetman.
28th May '17 11:55:59 AM Rotide
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* Church does this a couple of times after becoming a ghost in Machinima/RedVsBlue, but not maliciously, just when he really needs a body. The people he possesses typically don't remember anything that happened, though. [[spoiler:Epsilon does not seem to have inherited this ability.]] (In contrast, O'Malley's victims tend to retain some elements of free will.) Arguably [[spoiler:the Meta]] is like this by the end, either because of [[spoiler:Sigma having control over him, or simply having so many AIs shouting in his head at once]].

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* Church does this a couple of times after becoming a ghost in Machinima/RedVsBlue, but not maliciously, just when he really needs a body. The people he possesses typically don't remember anything that happened, though. [[spoiler:Epsilon does not seem to have inherited this ability.]] (In contrast, O'Malley's victims tend to retain some elements of free will.) Arguably [[spoiler:the Meta]] is like this by the end, either because of [[spoiler:Sigma having control over him, or simply having so many AIs shouting in his head at once]].
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