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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]].
16th May '17 3:33:59 PM iowaforever
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Season 5; shortly after Aku discovers [[spoiler: Ashi is his biological daughter, he begins manipulating her to fight Jack while she pleads for the Samurai to kill her.]]
23rd Apr '17 3:42:13 PM nombretomado
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* In [[spoiler: The finale of]] ThereWillBeBrawl, [[spoiler: [[CreepyChild Ness and Lucas]] do this to Princess Peach's]] days dead corpse. Holy crap.

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* In [[spoiler: The finale of]] ThereWillBeBrawl, ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', [[spoiler: [[CreepyChild Ness and Lucas]] do this to Princess Peach's]] days dead corpse. Holy crap.
10th Apr '17 1:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[DuelingMovies Two movies]] use this in different ways: ''Film/{{Gamer}}'' is basically a FirstPersonShooter where you are the person and a death row inmate is the shooter - and one shooter wants out. Less related is ''{{Surrogates}}'', which is basically SecondLife in real life, only the "avatars" are slightly overdone UncannyValley robots. Someone has found a way to kill the "users" when they kill the robots, which was previously impossible (there is a grizzled detective, but he's a long-time Surrogate user and probably not as technophobic as, say, Will Smith's character in ''Film/IRobot'').

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* [[DuelingMovies Two movies]] use this in different ways: ''Film/{{Gamer}}'' is basically a FirstPersonShooter where you are the person and a death row inmate is the shooter - and one shooter wants out. Less related is ''{{Surrogates}}'', ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'', which is basically SecondLife ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' in real life, only the "avatars" are slightly overdone UncannyValley robots. Someone has found a way to kill the "users" when they kill the robots, which was previously impossible (there is a grizzled detective, but he's a long-time Surrogate user and probably not as technophobic as, say, Will Smith's character in ''Film/IRobot'').
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