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2nd Dec '16 2:36:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played very literally on rare and usually momentous occasions in ''PerryRhodan''. If a [[CosmicBeing Cosmocrat]] wishes to pay the "standard" universe a visit and a 'mere' ProjectedAvatar (already indistinguishable from a normal life-form and potentially quite {{badass}} in its own right if challenged) won't suffice, there exists an alternative in which the entity possesses a specially prepared host body, typically drawn from a servant species of physically extremely tough and naturally long-lived cyclopean giants, which allows it to bring a significantly larger portion of its power to bear directly -- but which also results in said almost preternaturally durable host body ''immediately'' starting to smolder and then burn, held together and kept moving only by the willpower of its possessor. Cosmocrats using this approach will generally arrange to have several spare bodies available because they can go through them ''fast'' even in the course of a slightly extended conversation.

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* Played very literally on rare and usually momentous occasions in ''PerryRhodan''. If a [[CosmicBeing Cosmocrat]] wishes to pay the "standard" universe a visit and a 'mere' ProjectedAvatar (already indistinguishable from a normal life-form and potentially quite {{badass}} badass in its own right if challenged) won't suffice, there exists an alternative in which the entity possesses a specially prepared host body, typically drawn from a servant species of physically extremely tough and naturally long-lived cyclopean giants, which allows it to bring a significantly larger portion of its power to bear directly -- but which also results in said almost preternaturally durable host body ''immediately'' starting to smolder and then burn, held together and kept moving only by the willpower of its possessor. Cosmocrats using this approach will generally arrange to have several spare bodies available because they can go through them ''fast'' even in the course of a slightly extended conversation.
1st Nov '16 6:48:26 PM navaash
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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence auto-passing the skill check!

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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence [[SubvertedTrope auto-passing the skill check!check]]!
1st Nov '16 5:05:14 PM navaash
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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence auto-passing the skill check!
12th Sep '16 9:29:56 PM kome360
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* ''Manga/Claymore'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.

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* ''Manga/Claymore'': ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.
12th Sep '16 9:29:41 PM kome360
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* ''Manga/Claymore'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.
28th Aug '16 6:35:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to them. [[spoiler:Sam and Dean]] are the result of generations of breeding to produce viable hosts for [[spoiler:Lucifer and Michael]]. Satan has to go through a few different host bodies, since they degenerate from his sheer power. [[spoiler: He believes Sam's body has enough power on its own to stand the possession.]] Even Raphael's true vessel is left catatonic after being his possession. It may just be he didn't care to heal him, as Michael promises Dean he wouldn't leave him a "drooling mess" after possessing him.

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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to them.them, doubly so for Archangels. [[spoiler:Sam and Dean]] are the result of generations of breeding to produce viable hosts for [[spoiler:Lucifer and Michael]]. Satan has to go through a few different host bodies, since they degenerate from his sheer power. [[spoiler: He believes Sam's body has enough power on its own to stand the possession.]] Even Raphael's true vessel is left catatonic after being his possession. It may just be he didn't care to heal him, as Michael promises Dean he wouldn't leave him a "drooling mess" after possessing him.
23rd Aug '16 12:07:46 PM Dravencour
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*** In the backstory, Elue Silverhand voluntarily got possessed by Mystra, in order to give birth to the innately {{semi divine}} Seven Sisters. Her husband noticed that something very unhealthy goes on, and with an expert's help managed to determine that "some very powerful entity" rides her, but not who -- naturally, if the goddess of magic tries to keep a personal secret, everyone else is down to guess-work. Since nothing else helped, Dornal decapitated his wife to "free" from the possession. From this point it all got ''more awkward'' for everyone involved, of course.

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*** In the backstory, Elue Silverhand voluntarily got possessed by Mystra, in order to give birth to the innately {{semi divine}} Seven Sisters. Her husband noticed that something very unhealthy goes was going on, and with an expert's help managed to determine that "some very powerful entity" rides was riding her, but not who -- naturally, if the goddess of magic tries to keep a personal secret, everyone everything else is down to guess-work. Since nothing else helped, was working, Dornal decapitated his wife to "free" her from the possession. From this point it all got ''more awkward'' for everyone involved, of course.
14th Aug '16 1:28:26 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', [[spoiler:Dortös]] implies this applies to his GrandTheftMe victims to an extent, due to talking about using his first host until his ressources run out. It however seems to be slow enough that he can actively search for a more compatible host and the videogame context implies his PlayerCharacter host will get out of it with lower HitPoints rather than outright dead.
18th Jul '16 1:57:31 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human human, and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.
18th Jul '16 1:50:58 AM Tron80
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->'''Castiel:''' What's wrong with your vessel?
->'''Lucifer:''' Yes, um... Nick is wearing a bit thin, I'm afraid. He can't contain me forever.

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->'''Castiel:''' What's wrong with your vessel?
->'''Lucifer:'''
vessel?\\
'''Lucifer:'''
Yes, um... Nick is wearing a bit thin, I'm afraid. He can't contain me forever.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.
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